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Old 12-24-2011, 02:13 AM   #1
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Question Tracking printer usage user wise

Hi we want to track printer usage user wise.Please let me know is there any way to do that we can bill the users according to the usage.
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printer accoutning

Some network printers have accounting features.

If you are using a print server running the CUPS print system, CUPS can log date-time, job number, user, pages, and size of job. (Perhaps more, I did not revisit the MAN page or CUPS documentation online). In this case you could set up a MySQL or Postgresql database, run a script to parse the log every day (1AM) and filter on the previous days date, and submit the information to the database. Then, every billing cycle, generate a report on jobs during the cycle. Given the rate structure, you might even have it calculate the charge for each user.


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