SMBSPOOL(8)                                                        SMBSPOOL(8)


       smbspool - send a print file to an SMB printer


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


       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.


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

       ·  smb://server[:port]/printer

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

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

       ·  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.


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

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

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

       ·  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.

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

       ·  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.


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


       smbd(8) and samba(7).


       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 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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