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GSPL-SETSPDIR

GSPL-SETSPDIR

Section: GNUspool Print Manager (8) Updated: 2009-05-18
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NAME

gspl-setspdir - tidy up or redistribute GNUspool jobs into subdirectories  

SYNOPSIS

gspl-setspdir [ -s n ] [ -r ] [ -d ] [ -f form ] [ -y ]  

DESCRIPTION

gspl-setspdir tidies up the GNUspool spool directory, removing old spool files, or alternatively re-queuing them with a given default form type, and eliminating jobs where the spool file is missing.

Optionally, it may be used to split the main spool directory into a series of subdirectories 000, 001 etc, reducing the size of the main spool directory to manageable proportions and also speeding up file searches. Alternatively, the subdirectories may be linked to different file systems by the user.

For reasonably obvious reasons, gspl-setspdir should be run with the spooler shut down.  

OPTIONS

-d
Clear (delete) any orphaned job files found in the directory or directories.
-f form
Requeue any orphaned job files with the form type form rather than deleting them.
-r
Instead of moving jobs between subdirectories, renumber the jobs instead. This should only apply when there were existing subdirectories, and the number is being increased.
-s n
Split the spool directory into n subdirectories, or change the number of subdirectories to n, where n may be 0 (to convert back to a single spool directory), or a number up to 999.

We recommend that n be a prime number, as this minimises the chance of a cycle of operations which is a factor of the number of subdirectories causing just a small number of subdirectories to be filled more or less exclusively. Confirmation will be requested if n is not prime.

The subdirectories are given the names 000 to 999, and each job will be moved to a subdirectory given by the remainder when its job number (the number after the "SP") is divided by the number of subdirectories.

-y
Answer ``yes'' to any questions which gspl-setspdir asks.
 

ENVIRONMENT

gspl-setspdir creates or updates the environment variable "SPOOLSUBDS" in gnuspool.conf.
SPOOLDIR
location of spool directory
SPOOLSUBDS
number of subdirectories
 

SEE ALSO

gspl-cjlist(8), gspl-cplist(8), gspl-spuconv(8), gnuspool.conf(5).  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

AUTHOR

John M Collins, Xi Software Ltd.


 

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