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How to make a pdf printer in samba.

You will need to have a working install of samba. For windows you can use the apple laser printers drivers. Use one that has colors and high resolution.

Remeber to credit me if you use this. thanks torgrimt at

Put this in smb.conf

    comment = PDF Generator
    path = /var/spool/samba
    printable = Yes
    print command = /usr/sbin/pdfprint %s %U %G %m %I %H

And the script to convert the files to pdf... You will have to make the dir spesified in OUTPUTPATH in the users homedir.

  #convert to pdf
  #$1 = spool file $2 = uid $3 = gid $4 = machinename $5 = ip $6 = homedir
  FILENAME=pdf-$2-`date +%d%m%H%M%S`.pdf
  echo converting $1 to $FILENAME for $2 of machine $4... $6>> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log
  /usr/bin/ps2pdf $1 $OUTPUTPATH/$FILENAME >> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log 2>> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log
  echo conversion finished, removing $1 >> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log
  rm $1
  echo done, setting permissions and notifing user >> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log
  chown $2:$3 $6/$FILENAME >> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log
  chmod 700 $6/$FILENAME >> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log
  echo your new PDF is called $FILENAME. | smbclient -M $4 -I $5
  echo All done. >> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log
  echo >> $OUTPUTPATH/pdfcreate.log

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