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Old 05-22-2011
Retrieving printer queue properties

Hi everyone!

I've been stuck with a job I'm struggling with. A while back we loaded a large number of printer queues into our AIX environment through smit. Since then some of the details have gone astray, including full details on the older printer queues. I need to gather together details on all printers in our AIX system, and though I know they have to be somewhere, I'm having trouble finding certain details. I need to get the printer port, driver, queue type (HP JetDirect, etc) and paper orientation (portrait, landscape). I'm trying to script this and turn out a csv file. I can handle all of that myself, but I'm struggling to find sources for all this data. Any help anyone can providewould be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-23-2011
Originally Posted by aoverbury
but I'm struggling to find sources for all this data.
You might want to check the file "/etc/qconfig" and see which information this provides. If you still need additional information about your print queues report back and we will see what we can do for you.

I hope this helps.

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Old 06-11-2011
Originally Posted by bakunin
You might want to check the file "/etc/qconfig" and see which information this provides. If you still need additional information about your print queues report back and we will see what we can do for you.

I hope this helps.

Hi Bakunin,

Thanks for that. qconfig at least got me a link between the queue name and the port number and comm type (HP JetDirect), which is further along than i was before. I now need to find the driver/model of the printer and the default paper orientation. I've gone through the resources I can find, and I seem to be able to retrieve every little bit of information about these printers except for these two items. Smilie

Is there anywhere this information is to be had?

---------- Post updated at 05:04 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:40 PM ----------

Ah, there's some more of it!

lsvirprt -d<device name> -q<printer queue name> -a mt

That returns the driver name

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