[cups.general] monitoring No of print for windows users

Jerome Alet alet at librelogiciel.com
Thu Jul 22 08:55:26 PDT 2004

On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 07:52:18PM +0530, Sukanta wrote:

> I have configured cups on linux and installed printer, I have also shared it
> using samba, the windows client can print but however I am not able to track
> the No of printout. in pages.
> If i give 10 pages together then also it shows 1 page in
> print manager.

You have to use another printer driver for this to work, because 
if pstops can't handle your job it considers it's one 
page long and log this in page_log

Better is to use either CUPS PostScript driver for
Windows (available from www.cups.org) or 
Adobe PostScript driver (from www.adobe.com)

Your actual printer driver maybe doesn't send PostScript to CUPS,
so pstops is either bypassed or confused.

As an alternative, I'd suggest that you use a dedicated software
to do this because CUPS is not very good at doing accounting.

And I'd suggest this one : 

This software, in addition to hardware based accounting which is 
better if your printers support it, can natively count pages in DSC 
compliant PostScript, PDF, PCL5, PCLXL (aka PCL6), and since one 
hour ago Binary PostScript as well (through GhostScript). 


Jerome 'never miss an opportunity to place an ad' Alet

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