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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for testprns (redhat section 1)

TESTPRNS(1)									      TESTPRNS(1)

       testprns - check printer name for validity with smbd

       testprns printername [ printcapname ]

       This tool is part of the  Samba suite.

       testprns  is a very simple test program to determine whether a given printer name is valid
       for use in a service to be provided by  smbd(8)

       "Valid" in this context means "can be found in the printcap specified".	This  program  is
       very  stupid  -	so  stupid in fact that it would be wisest to always specify the printcap
       file to use.

	      The printer name to validate.

	      Printer names are taken from the first field in each record in the  printcap  file,
	      single  printer names and sets of aliases separated by vertical bars ("|") are rec-
	      ognized.	Note that no validation or checking of the printcap syntax is done beyond
	      that required to extract the printer name. It may be that the print spooling system
	      is more forgiving or less forgiving than testprns. However, if testprns  finds  the
	      printer then smbd should do so as well.

	      This  is the name of the printcap file within which to search for the given printer

	      If no printcap name is specified testprns will attempt to scan  the  printcap  file
	      name specified at compile time.

	      This is usually the default printcap file to scan. See printcap (5).

       If  a printer is found to be valid, the message "Printer name <printername> is valid" will
       be displayed.

       If a printer is found to be invalid, the message "Printer name <printername> is not valid"
       will be displayed.

       All  messages  that  would  normally  be  logged during operation of the Samba daemons are
       logged by this program to the file test.log in the current directory. The program runs  at
       debuglevel 3, so quite extensive logging information is written. The log should be checked
       carefully for errors and warnings.

       Other messages are self-explanatory.

       This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.

       printcap(5), smbd(8) smbclient(1)

       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  con-
       verted  to  YODL  format  (another  excellent  piece of Open Source software, available at
       ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/ <URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>) and updated for the
       Samba  2.0  release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by
       Gerald Carter

					 19 November 2002			      TESTPRNS(1)

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