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testprns(1)                                                        testprns(1)


       testprns - check printer name for validity with smbd


       testprns {printername} [printcapname]


       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.

       testprns  is  a  very  simple test program to determine whether a given
       printer name is valid for use in a service to be provided by smbd(8).

       "Valid" in this context means "can be found in the printcap specified".
       This program is very stupid - so stupid in fact that it would be wisest
       to always specify the printcap file to use.


              The printer name to validate.

              Printer names are taken from the first field in each  record  in
              the printcap file, single printer names and sets of aliases sep-
              arated by vertical bars ("|") are recognized. Note that no vali-
              dation  or  checking  of the printcap syntax is done beyond that
              required to extract the printer name. It may be that  the  print
              spooling  system  is more forgiving or less forgiving than test-
              prns. However, iftestprns finds the printer then smbd(8)  should
              do so as well.

              This is the name of the printcap file within which to search for
              the given printer name.

              If no printcap name is specified testprns  will attempt to  scan
              the printcap file name specified at compile time.


              This  is usually the default printcap file to scan. See printcap


       If a printer is found to be valid, the message "Printer name  <printer-
       name> is valid" will be displayed.

       If  a printer is found to be invalid, the message "Printer name <print-
       ername> is not valid" will be displayed.

       All messages that would normally be logged during operation of the Sam-
       ba  daemons are logged by this program to the file test.log in the cur-
       rent directory. The program runs at debuglevel 3,  so  quite  extensive
       logging information is written. The log should be checked carefully for
       errors and warnings.

       Other messages are self-explanatory.


       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.


       printcap(5),smbd(8), smbclient(1)


       The original Samba software and related utilities were created  by  An-
       drew  Tridgell.  Samba  is  now  developed by the Samba Team as an Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

       The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer.  The  man  page
       sources  were converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of Open
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       dated  for  the  Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to
       DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by Gerald Carter. The conversion to Doc-
       Book XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.


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