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       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:

       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 variable DEVICE_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 the DEVICE_URI environment variable prior to
       running smbspool.


       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
           argument is not used by smbspool.

       o   The options argument (argv[5]) contains the print options in a
           single 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.


       This man page is correct for version 3 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
       Andrew 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
       updated 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
       DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.