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Old 07-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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How to monitor printing using cups or lpd

I have a requirement to print to network printers and monitor printer status and print job progress.

I am looking at doing it via cups or lpd commands.
Does anyone have any experience in doing this?
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There's a rather nice Nagios plugin that is actually just a script called check_cups_queue. You can run it from command line so don't actually need to run Nagios to use it:

Of course since it is a script you can read what it is doing and use that as the basis for any more intensive checking you want to do.


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