[Samba] sending print jobs on a pipe
hofors at lysator.liu.se
Thu Aug 17 05:59:29 GMT 2006
I'm using Samba 3 in an environment with very limited disk resources,
and thus I'm unable to spool large print jobs. It would be very handy
if I could send the print job directly to the USB printer, and not via
a spool file. Looking through the man pages, I can't find any option
for doing this. Ideally, I would want something like "print job on
pipe = yes" and the print job would be sent directly to the stdin
of the "print command".
It gets even worse since I'm not using a postscript printer, but
rather have client-side printer drivers on my Windows PC, and thus I
get to spool the proprietary printer protocol data (which, in my case,
is huge even when printing relatively small files).
Any ideas of how to solve my problem?
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