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conradin

Oct 31, 2012, 05:36 am Last Edit: Oct 31, 2012, 05:41 am by conradin Reason: 1
hi all, I am trying to print to my printer, but I dont know what the character encoding should be like.
I have code that sends data to the printer, but the formating stinks.  How can I print clear messages to the printer using the arduino?
are there libraries to help format the printer output?
this line:
#!/bin/bash \n for i in `seq 0 255` \n do \n nslookup 130.111.192.$i | grep flex \n done
prints out like:
#!/bin/bash
                           for i in `seq 0 255`
                                                             do
                                                                   nslookup 130.111.192.$i | grep flex
                                                                                                                          done

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#include <Ethernet.h>
#include <SPI.h>

byte mac[] = { 0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xCA, 0xFE };
byte ip[] = { 192, 168, 1, 17 };
char data[] = {"#!/bin/bash \n for i in `seq 0 255` \n do \n nslookup 130.111.192.$i | grep flex \n done"};
byte server[] = { 192, 168, 1, 24 };  // the printer
EthernetClient client;

void setup()
{
 Ethernet.begin(mac, ip);
 Serial.begin(9600);
 client.connect(server, 9100);
 delay(1000);

 Serial.println("connecting...");
 //we told it to connect, lets check it with the "connected" function

 if (client.connected()) {
   Serial.println("connected to printer");
   client.write(data);
  }
}

void loop()
{
// IDK I only want to print once.
}

Does anyone have more information about using the network functions for printing via the Arduino, and formatting printing?

I have all official hardware Arduino Uno, and Ethernet shield, and I run Linux if any of that matters.

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