I'm using samba to serve printing to a bunch of Win2k boxes,
noticed that some programs running under Windows (e.g.,
generate up to three small 3-byte print jobs before sending
file that needs to be printed.
These "empty" jobs contain the string "%!" followed by a
character. Their only effect (as far as I can tell) is to
printing by wasting cca. 20 seconds while they get
Other programs, like Word, don't generate these empty jobs.
Did anyone else notice this, and is there a story behind
Thanks much for your time,
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