Back in DOS days, I would redirect DIR>LPT1, etc., as often as wished. But we could not do anthing about size of font, etc.
The right-click PRINT DIRECTORY LISTING that I now have added to my Windows Explorer simply prints directly to my default printer without my having any formatting control. It looks like, and is, the same I would get by the old DOS command line. But the font is much too large, giving me only 37 lines per page (pages 2 et sec., fewer on page 1). Also, I am not given the chance to specify duplex printing, or choose my printer. If I could print to PDF, using any of several utilities I have, I could do some kind of image manipulation to shrink the images, but is not what I want, because it would add otherwise unneeded steps. I could perhaps set my default printer to one of my PDF writers, print to a file, then use one of my OCR utilities to convert to TXT, and then manipulate the text on one of my word processors, etc.
Maybe there are better "print directory listing" options out there. Tell me about them, please.