How to display print jobs on Windows 95?

Steen Jensen sj at
Tue Feb 17 10:53:52 GMT 1998

On Fri, 13 Feb 1998, Katie Ng wrote:

kkn> Does any one know how to get the print jobs on the samba server
kkn> displayed on Windows 95's print queue?  Thanks in advance.
kkn> The following is a sample of  my smb.conf:
kkn> [global]
kkn>    printing = sysv
kkn>    printcap name = /opt/samba/lib/printcap
kkn>    load printers = yes
kkn>    guest account = nobody
kkn> [printers]
kkn>    comment = All Printers
kkn>    path = /tmp
kkn>    browseable = no
kkn>    printable = yes
kkn>    public = yes
kkn>    writable = no
kkn>    create mode = 0700
kkn>    print command = /usr/bin/lp -c -d %p %s;rm %s
kkn>    lpq command = /usr/ucb/lpq -P%p
kkn>    lprm command = /usr/bin/cancel %p-%j     

You need to set 'lpq command = lpstat -o %p', it did the trick on our
Solaris 2.5 servers. I think that the default for sysv printing is 'lpstat
-o%p', but Solaris didn't like that.


Steen Jensen                                 System & net administrator
Aalborg University			     e-mail: sj at
Institute of Electronic Systems	
Department of Communication Technology
Frederik Bajers Vej 7A
DK-9220 Aalborg East - Denmark

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