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Fastolfe
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printing hackery

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I'm not a Windows or ReactOS expert, so this may be a silly question... but is there any reason I can't create a document in LibreOffice or Notepad++ on ReactOS, save it to a network share, and have a remote machine do the printing?

A Windows "printing host" would just look at the shared directory every fifteen seconds or so with "task scheduler" and send the file to the printer via the command line.

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Fastolfe wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:58 pm
save it to a network share
One does not simply connect to a network share in ReactOS. :geek:

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The wiki is incorrect? Well, a VirtualBox shared folder to a host directory mapped with Samba, or a directory in the ReactOS VM with whatever ReactOS has that works like cron.

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Fastolfe wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Well, a VirtualBox shared folder to a host directory mapped with Samba
Not with Samba, it's using VirtualBox driver for shared folders.

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Why would ReactOS care if the host was mapping a VirtualBox-shared drive with Samba? An sshfs mount, then.

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Yeah, you may write some custom app or script for that. But that's not related to ReactOS at all, it doesn't support printing yet

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if you can get dropbox or onedrive or similar running on reactos then on the computer setup for printing you can write a script to monitor a folder then print any file then delete or move to a subdirectory or you can use google cloud print and upload file to print

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