option #22

LPQUE statement

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows

 

USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS

System option #22 determines how the LPQUE statement interfaces with the operating system.

If you set option #22 on Windows, the runtime sends LPQUE arguments to the file DBLDIR:dblpq.bat, which can contain customized print commands. If you don’t set this option, the runtime sends the print job directly to the Microsoft Windows print manager. Option #22 can be set in the environment or the synergy.ini file. See Printing with LPQUE in the “Windows Development” chapter of the Professional Series Portability Guide. If you want more functionality than the default LPQUE statement provides, we recommend that you not set option #22 and that you use the Synergy Windows printing API instead. (See Synergy Windows Printing API for more information.)

If you set option #22 on UNIX, the runtime sends LPQUE arguments to the script file DBLDIR:dblpq, which you can change to your own printing specifications. The LPQUE statement then executes the arguments in dblpq instead of those in the default printing program. If you don’t set this option, the LPQUE statement arguments executes the default printing program, which is lp on a System V system or lpr on a BSD system.

We recommend that you examine the dblpq file to make sure it’s set up appropriately when you install Synergy DBL.

If you set option #22 on OpenVMS and the program is running from an interactive session, the LPQUE statement spawns a PRINT statement to print a specified file, which enables you to add PRINT options after the filename. If you don’t set this option, or if you do set it and the program is not running from an interactive session, the LPQUE statement uses the $sndjbc system service to print a specified file. Any switches that follow the filename are ignored. This feature works within detached or batch processes. You cannot use wildcard characters in the file specification.