Urgent Fix/Problem With Printing
David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Tue Oct 3 19:43:08 GMT 2000
papowell at astart.com wrote:
> I hate to admit this, but I am baffled at a good solution.
> The following have come to mind:
> a) Use the 'magic id' of previous releases.
> Negative: difficult/impossible for users to identify their
> b) Add a 'majic cookie' to the end of the file name to
> make it uniq. This is easy to do if it is the printer queue
> Negative: longer job name.
Hmmn: the underlying problem appears to be
non-uniqueness of print job names, when being spooled.
However, the user is unique, as is the ordinal number
of the job. How about
where davecb is the user, 39 is a queue-specific
number (or a user-and-queue-specific number if
we want to avoid locks)?
This can be optionally filtered to present just
the filename for a given user when communicating
with the client, as only the spooler really cares
about the other stuff.
ps: You name seems familiar: did Drew and I know you at Waterloo?
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