Why Is Printing Such a Problem?

David Collier-Brown davecb at canada.sun.com
Tue Feb 1 17:16:38 GMT 2000

  I't always mildly stupid on Unix: I usually debug it by
setting the print command to a debugging script, and see
whether the data's getting to Samba or not.

How about
print command = /home/davecb/bin/test_printer %s %p

and have the file contain:
echo "printed $1 on $2" >>/tmp/printlog
/bin/cat $1 >>/tmp/printlog; rm $1

then do a tail -f of /tmp/printlog

--dave (mainframes have printing systems: Unix has lpr) c-b
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