This tool is part of the Sambasuite.
smbspool is a very small print spooling program that sends a print file to an SMB printer. The command-line arguments are position-dependent for compatibility with the Common UNIX Printing System, but you can use smbspool with any printing system or from a program or script.
smbspool specifies the destination using a Uniform Resource Identifier (
The job argument (argv[1?) contains the job ID number and is presently not used by smbspool.
The user argument (argv[2?) contains the print user's name and is presently not used by smbspool.
The title argument (argv[3?) contains the job title string and is passed as the remote file name when sending the print job.
The copies argument (argv[4?) contains the number of copies to be printed of the named file. If no filename is provided than this argument is not used by smbspool.
The options argument (argv[5?) contains the print options in a single string and is presently not used by smbspool.
smbspool was written by Michael Sweet at Easy Software Products.
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.