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paper script is used to list and modify user print quotas. When users
print documents, their print quota is updated in a central database on
that is also checked to make sure users have enough print quota before sending
their document(s) to the printer. This database can be queried and modified by
paper script, which internally uses
ocflib to access the database.
paper script can be used from anywhere to list pages remaining per day
and per semester, but can currently only be used to change print quotas by
issuing refunds from
$ paper -h $ paper view -h $ paper refund -h
For other users:
$ paper view <user>
Refunds can be positive or negative, so you can add or subtract quotas using this method. By default they are positive, so you are refunding them for pages wrongly used. Make sure to surround the reason in quotes if it contains spaces, otherwise the command will not work.
$ paper refund --pages <num_pages> --reason "<reason>" <user>