pserver



PSERVER(1)                          pserver                         PSERVER(1)




NAME

       pserver - NetWare print server


SYNOPSIS

       pserver [ -S server ] [ -h ] [ -U user name ] [ -P password | -n ] [ -C
       ] [ -q queue name ] [ -c command ] [ -j job type ] [ -t timeout ] [  -d
       ]



DESCRIPTION

       pserver  is  a program that connects to print queues on NetWare servers
       and feeds incoming print jobs to the Linux printing system.



OPTIONS

       -h
          -h is used to print out a short help text.

       -S server
          server is the name of the server you want to use.

       -U user
          user is the print server name at the server.

       -P password
          password is the password to use for the print server at the  server.
          If  neither -n nor -P are given, and the user has no open connection
          to the server, pserver prompts for a password.

       -n
          -n should be given if the print server does not require a  password.

       -C
          By  default,  passwords  are  converted to uppercase before they are
          sent to the server, because most servers require this. You can  turn
          off this conversion by -C.

       -q queue name
          queue name is the name of the print queue you want to service.

       -c command
          When a job is received from the print queue, pserver forks off a new
          process, and feeds the job file to stdin.  command is  the  printing
          command that is executed for each job. The default command is ’lpr’.

          You can insert several flags into the command, preceded by %.  These
          are  replaced with values retrieved from the queue structure for the
          print job.

          %u: This field will be replaced by the name of the user  who  posted
          this print job.

          %d: This field will be replaced by the job description field of this
          print job.

       -j job type
          Each job in a NetWare print queue has a job type.  For  print  jobs,
          this corresponds to the number of the form the job should be printed
          on. You can tell pserver that it should only receive  jobs  for  one
          specific  form  from  the queue. The default is -1, which means that
          everything is received.

       -t timeout
          Pserver is not informed by NetWare servers when new jobs arrive.  So
          a  polling scheme has to be used. When there are no jobs to service,
          timeout tells pserver how long to wait  between  two  requests.  The
          default is 30 seconds. When a job is finished, pserver asks the Net-
          Ware server immediately for a new job, and  does  not  wait  timeout
          seconds.

       -d
          Normally, pserver daemonizes itself.  -d tells it not to do so. This
          is useful if you want  to  see  the  diagnostic  messages  that  are
          printed when a error occurs.




SEE ALSO

       nwclient(5), slist(1), pqlist(1), ncpmount(8), ncpumount(8)



CREDITS

       pserver  was  written  by  Volker  Lendecke (lendecke@math.uni-goettin-
       gen.de)



pserver                           10/22/1996                        PSERVER(1)

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