[CentOS] Re: PDF Print Server

Ross S. W. Walker RWalker at medallion.com
Tue Sep 16 04:47:16 UTC 2008


Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> 
> >http://www.cups-pdf.de/
> >But you can't return the file back the way you want to. It 
> will save it in a shareable directory by username, or in the 
> users home directory.
> 
> Yeah, this is one option I am looking at. How can I pass the username
> to it from a windows printer though? If I could map the toplevel directory
> of my private folders on the CentOS box from the windows fileserver, that
> would be sweet. I already saw this but didn't see how it gleaned the windows
> username from the user printing.

I remember using cups-pdf as a start then modifying the backend script
to output the PDF in a public folder with rights as the user. You can
get the user that sent the job as a parameter in a CUPS backend, just
use that.

-Ross

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