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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

	      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	part of	version	4.13.17	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.

Samba 4.13.17			  01/31/2022			   SMBSPOOL(8)


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