Pages in a printjob

Jeremy Allison jra at
Fri May 24 10:10:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 02:55:58PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> I'm working on a system where customers have to pay for pages they
> print, and as such it is essential that I have the pagecount of
> a printjob before I send it to the printer.
> Looking at the samba sources the number of pages in a printjob is
> sent as part of the job_info_2 structure and extracted by
> smb_io_job_info_2(). What I don't see is what is done with that
> information. Ideally I would like to have all the information
> in that struct available in the print command.
> Does anyone have any ideas on how to proceed? I'ld prefer not to have
> to dive into the samba code myself, but if necessary and someone
> can give me some pointer where I'll need to look I can do that.

What you can do is add a new substitution parameter (don't make it
a %x single character, use the %{name} format) that then calls the
substitute code before invoking the printing script.


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