MS-DOS 5.0 Shell Refers to PRINT.COM; Should Be PRINT.EXE (74367)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
This article was previously published under Q74367
When trying to print from MS-DOS 5.0 Shell without having the MS-DOS
print spooler installed, you are instructed to run PRINT.COM before
starting Shell. You are also referred to the online Help in Shell,
which refers to the print spooler as PRINT.COM. Both instances of
PRINT.COM are incorrect; the print spooler's correct filename is
You must either exit Shell and execute the PRINT command or disable
Task Swapper and execute the PRINT command.
The syntax of the PRINT command is as follows:
For more information on PRINT.EXE (including switches), see page 542
of the version 5.0 "Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide and Reference."
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