Command line DB reads

THIBADEAU,DAN (HP-Roseville,ex1) dan_thibadeau at
Fri Nov 9 16:08:02 GMT 2001

Thanks, I guess I could have been more specific.  Sorry. :)

No the "lpq command" won't work.  I have a mixed client base that will be
printing from PC's (Samba) and HPUX/Linux (LPD).  I would like my UX clients
to be able to see the correct information when they run the "lpq command"
from the command line (ie: lpstat or lpq).  Now all filenames are
"smbprn.00001.a12345" and owned by "pcguest".

Since the "real" information was in the Samba databases, it would be nice to
have a "read only" tool to get that information from the TDB files.  It
would make writing a "lpstat wrapper" and other tools much easier.

Failing that, I have already written a custom "print command", but is a
horrible kludge right now.  :)


Dan T.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald (Jerry) Carter [mailto:jerry at]
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2001 8:01 AM
To: THIBADEAU,DAN (HP-Roseville,ex1)
Cc: 'samba at'
Subject: Re: Command line DB reads

On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, THIBADEAU,DAN (HP-Roseville,ex1) wrote:

> Is there a way to get information on a print job from the command line?
> example:
> 	>  smb_print_query  smbprn.00002.a12345
> 	jobid = pr1000-555
> 	filename = Notepad - sample.txt
> 	owner = dan_thibadeau
> 	machine = mylaptop
> 	size = 1234 bytes

Other than running the "lpq command" :-)
You could of course create a log file with most of
this information using a custom "print command"

This is probably not exactly what you were asking for.
Take it for what it's worth.

cheers, jerry
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