Provided by: printbill_4.1.2-1.1_i386
printquote - give a quote for a print job
printquote processes filenames and tells you how much each will cost to
print. It uses the same code as printbill but doesn’t spool the job. If
you specified a printer, charge rates and colourspace settings for that
printer are used. filename must be a file which your chosen filter may
be able to convert to ghostscript. The default is to use /bin/cat, so
unless you install magicfilter or similar you will only be able to
print PostScript files.
printquote requires everything that the printbill package requires,
including a working percentblack/percentcolour and GhostScript. Make
sure you have specified a valid print filter in the configuration file
if you want to print non-PostScript files (NOTE - this is NOT the same
as the optional print filter in /etc/printcap, although similar filters
may be used - I recommend magicfilter).
Please see the accompanying README file for installation instructions.
Chances are if you’re reading this it’s correctly installed.
printbill and the accompanying utilities were written by Daniel
Franklin (email@example.com). The web interface was written by Phil
You can always grab the latest and greatest version from
/var/lib/printbill/printquotas.db Current user quotas.
/var/lib/printbill/printers/*.db Printer databases - contain toner/ink
usage and total pages printed. /etc/printbill/printbillrc The charge
rates, path to the optional filter and settings for individual printers
are stored here.
printbill(1), printbill(8), printbilld(1), printbill_configure(8),
printbill_grapher(1), percentblack(1), percentcolour(1),
percent_cmy(1), pqcheck(1), printbill_printer(1), printbillrc(5),
printcap(5), init_from_passwd(8), pqm(8).