Print a file on the server on a local printer

13 Oct 2006 06:57:12 -0700
Hi all

I have a very wierd situation - My intranet based application connects
to a external application via internet and gets a file as a response -
which it then sucessfully stores on the server. However I need to print
this file on a local thermal printer. My problem is that while the file
is saved on the server - it wont get downloaded to my local machine OR
PRINT command to print the server file wont work coz the server doesnt
know abt the printer. I tried copying the file by opening a
URLConnection to the server and then trying to copy - but that wont
work either. Any ideas abt how I may get this to work.
The code I am using to copy is

 URL url = new URL(serverFileName);
      File file = new File( localFileName );
      if ( !file.exists() )
              boolean a = file.createNewFile();
             if (a) {"file creation sucessful");}

       URLConnection urlC = url.openConnection();
       InputStream is = url.openStream();

       FileOutputStream fos=null;
       fos = new FileOutputStream(file);
       int oneChar, count=0;
       while (( != -1)

       fos.close(); + " byte(s) copied");

Any help would be highly appreciated

- PD

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