Scheduling of print jobs using CUPS?

Anonymous anonymous at
Wed Jul 28 06:30:27 PDT 2004

Michael Sweet wrote:
> Anonymous wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am a new user to CUPS and I am trying to determine whether it
> > supports the scheduling of jobs for specific times. For example we
> > would like to be able to specify that a certain job should only run
> > after 8pm so that it does not hog the printer for the whole day.
> >
> > I did notice that the commercial PRINTPRO software from easysw has
> > this ability, does anybody know whether it is/will be supported in
> > CUPS itself?
> Yes, using the job-hold-until option, e.g.:
>      lp -o job-hold-until=HH:MM:SS filename
> where "HH:MM:SS" is the GMT/UTC/ZULU hold time.
> --
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
> Printing Software for UNIX             

That's exactly what I was looking for - thanks very much.

CUPS just keeps on impressing me!



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