This script watches for activity at the installed printers and writes a logfile. It shows how much a user has printed on wich printer (works also with network printers).
But it has a proplem with counting the right amount of printed pages 🙁
It uses the wmi-class from Tim Golden, which you can download from his webpages. Please put the wmi.py in the same directory where you run this script from.
import wmi c = wmi.WMI () print_job_watcher = c.watch_for ( notification_type="Creation", wmi_class="Win32_PrintJob", delay_secs=1 ) while 1: pj = print_job_watcher () print "User %s has submitted %d pages to printer %s" % \ (pj.Owner, pj.TotalPages, pj.Name)