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Print Queues, Symbionts, and $getqui?

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The Question is:

Can I list the LPD printer connections from a F$GETQUI request? The customer
 wants a listing of all printers on the systems. I can write a DCL file to list
 the SCSNODE_NAME and DEVICE_NAME  of output queues that are connected to
 terminal servers, but when
 it comes to a queue that is set up as LPD I get a blank device name. Would I
 have to parse the PRINTCAP.DAT file to find a queue name match?

The Answer is :

  You can retrieve most anything specific to queue management via the
  f$getqui lexical function, including a list of all print queues and
  of the particular print symbiont used for each.
  SCSNODE is specific to clustering and devices and hosts accessed
  via the cluster Systems Communications Services (SCS) protocols,
  and not particularly relevent to IP nor LPR/LPD printing.
  The OpenVMS Wizard would encourage a call to the Compaq Customer
  Support Center, as specific details of what information you are
  looking for would be of interest -- details relevent to the queue
  management environment are (as stated) available, but details specific
  to a particular print symbiont may not be (are not) available via the
  f$getqui lexical nor via the sys$getqui system service call.
  Existing discussions of the f$getqui lexical include the following
  topics: (813), (1240), (2159), (3951), (4546), (4568), (4903), (5188)
  (5471), (5567), (5651), (5793), (5982), (6315), (6877), (6944), etc.

answer written or last revised on ( 23-AUG-2001 )

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