PSERVER(1) pserver PSERVER(1)
pserver - NetWare print server
pserver [ -S server ] [ -h ] [ -U user name ] [ -P password | -n ] [ -C
] [ -q queue name ] [ -c command ] [ -j job type ] [ -t timeout ] [ -d
pserver is a program that connects to print queues on NetWare servers
and feeds incoming print jobs to the Linux printing system.
-h is used to print out a short help text.
server is the name of the server you want to use.
user is the print server name at the server.
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 should be given if the print server does not require a password.
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.
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
%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
-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.
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
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.
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pserver was written by Volker Lendecke (firstname.lastname@example.org-
pserver 10/22/1996 PSERVER(1)
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