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BASHing Visual Basic Out of the Picture

Jun 28, 2010, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When they first started working on it, I already had the code layout to accomplish such a task in my head as PHP, but I wasn't quite sure how I would run the PHP code locally on a Windows system let alone print to a local printer using PHP.

"That's when it hit me, BASH!

"No, nothing bashed me in the head, I am referring to GNU BASH. I knew that it would be an easy task in BASH, a couple variables, a simple "while loop", an "if", and the print command "lpr". Here's what I got:"

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