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Pause Print Job if over X KB

I have an issue where I need to, in real-time, detect print jobs over a certain size.  The reason is that we have a virtual printer that passes a document to a processing program that takes the document and emails/faxes it to customers.  Occasionally a user messes up, uses the wrong parameters to generate the report document that goes to this virtual printer.  Needless to say, it confuses the customer when they receive an invoice that is almost 3 years old.

However, I know I can proactively stop this, or atleast the worst offenses, if I can find a way to detect jobs over about 256KB, pause those jobs, and then alert me of the paused job.  As most jobs are under 100KB, I figure 256KB is a safe limit.  However, I need it to be  flexible in case this is actually too low.

I don't care if I have to do a custom script to do this or buy software.  I just want it to that when a job is accepted into queue, it will auto-pause if over the size restriction.  The job is relayed from a CUPS server, and I have already written a script that an do this, but since it relies on polling the server, there is still a reasonable chance the "too large" job gets thru between pollings.

Any guidance is much appreciated.
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Cyclops3590
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Alan Huseyin KayahanCommented:
   Hi m8
       Please have a look at following freewares
      http://www.sharewareconnection.com/hslab-print-logger-4-se.htm 
      http://www.sharewareconnection.com/print-manager-plus.htm

Regards
       
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Cyclops3590Author Commented:
Looks promising.  Will give those a look and revert back later today.  Thanks
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Cyclops3590Author Commented:
Print Manager Plus is exactly what I am looking for, plus with a bunch of other pretty cool features.

Wonder how that didn't pop up in the google searches I did before. :)  Oh well.  Thanks much.
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Alan Huseyin KayahanCommented:
You are welcome m8 :)
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