>> > > I am considering setting up a 386 based Linux box as a print server (on a
>> > > WFW / Samba network) and need a monitor program like MS print manager
>> > > that will the console user to view/delete print jobs and stop
>> > > and start the
>> I'm taking James at his word that he just want a "monitor program".
>> xterm -e /bin/sh -c 'while true;do clear;lpq;sleep 3;done'
>or watch -n 3 lpq, with watch from the procps package.
None of the above suggestions are what I am after.
Hmmm, let me try again - what I want is a text-based equivalent of MS
print manager effectively running SUID lp, so that the console user
can easily press a few keys to control the printer and print jobs.
I know how to use lpq, lprm, lpc etc. but the DOS/WIN users do not and
should not need to. For this one printer I want to dispense with normal
security and allow the user to delete others' jobs and stop/start services
from one screen without having to login. e.g. p = pause printer, k = kill a job
Hope I made myself clearer this time.