Subject: Re: lpt driver and abilities
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/12/1996 13:02:40
>Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 19:42:59 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Michael Graff <>

>The lpt(4) driver supports many more abilities than MAKEDEV is aware
>of.  Right now, the names are:
>lpa0	interruptless driver
>lpt0	"normal" driver, uses interrupts

This is historical, from when there were two distinct drivers.

>I propose the following letters be added for the following functions:
>lpt0p	Don't prime the device on initial open
>lpt0l	Automatically send a LF with CR
>lpt0pl	Both.
>The same for lpa0.

I agree with Perry; the option letters should really be added to the
front.  Then the naming would be consistent with tape devices.  I

nlpt0	No prime
llpt0	CR -> CRLF
nllpt0	Both

We might want to find a better letter than 'l' to denote the CR ->
CRLF translation option; 'llpt0' doesn't scan very well.  Perhaps 'd'
(for DOS)? :-)
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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