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My company is running on an old system and 99% of the reports you can save to the disk and then open as a text file and work with them or send to a spreadsheet.

There is one report that only prints to paper - it happens to be one that would save me tons of time if i could grab it somehow.  I can FTP in - i can look through all temp files - but I can't seem to find where this temp print file may be located...any ideas where to look?
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by:woolmilkporc
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Did you search in /var/spool?
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by:ProdigyOne2k
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Yes - nothing is there
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by:arnold
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Can you identify the printer name that is being shared? Are you using cups as a print server?
You could attach a filter to the configuration that will capture the data stream that will pass the data to the printer if you still need to have it printed while a portion will create and store a file in a location that you specify.

The issue might be that this specific printer is defined without a spool.

Start from the workstation/system that's generating the print job to see how it is referenced, then work your way back to where it is, etc.
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Can you find command generating it? pass environment PRINTER=/my/report/date and it will "print" it where you like.
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