CUPS PDFs Samba = fun times

Helge Blischke h.blischke at
Tue Jan 18 04:56:49 PST 2005

bagg at wrote:
> I have setup a PDF printer for the users to print to. I followed the
> how to here
> Everything works great, except the naming of the pdf file. When a
> document is submited it changes the name of the file from whatever.txt
> to user-04Jan123299.pdf. The problem with this is, that we have 2 user
> accounts for the samba share and about 70 people that need to print to
> it. If more than one person prints off a couple documents this naming
> scheme could be very confusing.
>  Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Look at the CUPS site's links and search for "pdf". You'll get (I think)
3 or 4
hits. Look at those, some provide means to use the print job's title in
to the user name to construct the PDF filename.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom
tel: +49 30 75301-360

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