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How to Capture a Spool or Job File in Linux

Overview

This article outlines the steps required to create and capture a spool or job file in a Linux environment. Capturing the spool file may prove useful in the analysis and troubleshooting of print errors and anomalies.

Procedure

Follow the steps below:

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1 Open the Command terminal, type cd /tmp/ and press Enter to go to the tmp folder.
2

Create a test file while in the tmp directory. To do so, type:

vi filename.txt (e.g., vi jobfile.txt)

3Open a web browser and type localhost:631 to open the CUPS web page.
4Go to Administration tab > Server > Edit Configuration File.
5

In the second line, type FileDevice Yes and save changes.


Note:
Enter username and password, if prompted. The Server will restart automatically. This allows the CUPS scheduler to create a job file in File Device.

6Reopen a web browser and type localhost:631 to reopen the CUPS web page. Then go to Printers tab and select the printer (e.g.,MS610).
7

Click on the Administration drop down, and select Modify Printer.

8Use Appsocket/HP JetDirect instead of IPP to get a the apopriate information in the system.
9

Type file:/tmp/jobfile.txt in the Connection text box, and click Continue.


Note:
The printer will print to a text file which is called the job file.

10

Do not change any other options. Click on Modify Printer.


Note:
Clicking Modify Printer will restart cups.

11Go to Printers tab, click on the Maintenance drop down, and select Print Test Page. Check if a job file is created in the file:/tmp/jobfile.txt location.
12

Print the actual job.


Note:
Click here to view a sample job file.

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