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SMBSPOOL(8)		  System Administration	tools		   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:

       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.

Samba 4.6			  05/23/2017			   SMBSPOOL(8)


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