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SMBSPOOL(8)                                                        SMBSPOOL(8)



NAME
       smbspool - send a print file to an SMB printer

SYNOPSIS
       smbspool {job} {user} {title} {copies} {options} [filename]


DESCRIPTION
       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.


       smbspool is a very small print spooling program that sends a print file
       to an SMB printer. The command-line  arguments  are  position-dependent
       for compatibility with the Common UNIX Printing System, but you can use
       smbspool with any printing system or from a program or script.


       DEVICE URI


       smbspool specifies the destination using a Uniform Resource  Identifier
       ("URI") with a method of "smb". This string can take a number of forms:


       o  smb://server[:port]/printer

       o  smb://workgroup/server[:port]/printer

       o  smb://username:password@server[:port]/printer

       o  smb://username:password@workgroup/server[:port]/printer

       smbspool  tries to get the URI from the environment variableDEVICE_URI.
       If DEVICE_URI is not present, smbspool will use argv[0] if that  starts
       with ``smb://'' or argv[1] if that is not the case.


       Programs using the exec(2) functions can pass the URI in argv[0], while
       shell scripts must set theDEVICE_URI environment variable prior to run-
       ning smbspool.


OPTIONS
       o  The  job  argument  (argv[1])  contains  the  job  ID  number and is
          presently not used by smbspool.

       o  The user argument (argv[2]) contains the print user's  name  and  is
          presently not used by smbspool.

       o  The  title  argument  (argv[3]) contains the job title string and is
          passed as the remote file name when sending the print job.

       o  The copies argument (argv[4]) contains the number of  copies  to  be
          printed  of the named file. If no filename is provided then this ar-
          gument is not used by smbspool.

       o  The options argument (argv[5]) contains the print options in a  sin-
          gle string and is currently not used by smbspool.

       o  The  filename  argument  (argv[6])  contains the name of the file to
          print. If this argument is not specified then the print file is read
          from the standard input.

VERSION
       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.


SEE ALSO
       smbd(8) and samba(7).


AUTHOR
       smbspool was written by Michael Sweet at Easy Software Products.


       The  original  Samba software and related utilities were created by An-
       drew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the  Samba  Team  as  an  Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.


       The  original  Samba  man pages were written by Karl Auer. The man page
       sources were converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of  Open
       Source  software, available at ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/) and up-
       dated for the Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison.  The  conversion  to
       DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to Doc-
       Book XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.




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