How can I get statistics???

Anonymous anonymous at
Wed Aug 24 09:21:15 PDT 2005


Since not all of the printers we have set up have internal page counters I could not use PyKota, but it looks like that would be the best solution.  I am running phpPrintanalyzer and its great that it is in French but since I only speak english and norwegian it doesn't help me that much.  I looked around for an english version but couldn't find one.  Does anyone know if there is one planned? or has anyone attempted to go in and fix it?  I have been thinking about taking the time and actually fixing what I can but my French skills are nonexistent. (unless you count drinking wine as a French skill;)



> On Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 02:51:42PM -0400, Fernando wrote:
> > I want to know if cups has anything to get statistics of:
> >
> > 1. Number of pages printed by users.
> > 2. Another related statistics.
> >
> > Thanks
> > I will be waiting for your answer.
> CUPS stores the print jobs history in the page_log file, however
> depending on the printer drivers you use this file can be completely
> inaccurate.
> Anyway, on you'll find links to PrintAnalyze and phpPrintAnalyzer
> which are different software which serve the same purpose : extract
> datas from page_log and output statistics.
> <shameless plug="on">
> As an alternative you could use a dedicated print quota software
> (in accounting-only mode if you don't need quotas) which usually
> gives much better accuracy than CUPS' page_log. Try PyKota, which
> is available from :
> You can use PyKota tools to extract datas from its database, or you
> can do this directly from OpenOffice (for example), or you can use
> PyKota's data dumper to extract the printing history and output it
> in the CUPS' page_log format, in the case you want to use the
> two tools mentionned above.
> </shameless>
> bye
> Jerome Alet

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