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Printer queue forms still used?

Bob Kortlandt
Occasional Advisor

Printer queue forms still used?

Hiya everyone,

I am currently at a site where there are about 100 different forms (SHOW/QUEUE/FORM), but nobody knows wether these forms are used or not. I want to clear out the mess, but how to determine forms in use?
I looked into accounting - nop
I looked into audit queue - nop
I looked into acl on forms - nop

What did I overlook?

Thnx,
Bob.
4 REPLIES
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer queue forms still used?

I would check the queue themselves (default forms) and do a search in the appliction and system directories (all files) for "/fo".

But it might also be configured in a database.

Also possible is to modify all print queues with "set queue/retain=all". Thus you see all the prints that were executed. But don't forget to cleanup.

Wim
Wim
Bob Kortlandt
Occasional Advisor

Re: Printer queue forms still used?

Hi Wim,

Forms are indeed in databases,
/RETAIN=ALL is new to me, but unfortunately no option, considering the number of printouts being made.

Thnx anyway,
Bob.
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Printer queue forms still used?

Bob,

create a permanent job that scans the queues and deletes the retained entries e.g. every minute. And log which form was used.
Can be done with dcl !

Wim
Wim
Bob Kortlandt
Occasional Advisor

Re: Printer queue forms still used?

Hi Wim,

Can't afford any mishap, printing is core here. Although my DCL is pretty good, I won't be allowed to run it on our 50+ production systems.

That's why I was looking for an accounting-like solution.

Bob.