I have been using tn5250 for some time without a hitch but I just started using 
lp5250d a few days ago.  I work with 15 AS/400s in remote branches and would 
like to have reports printed back to me with lp5250d.  The output from some 
reports arrive at the printer as multiple jobs.  This works fine for most 
branches with tail -f from the output of scs2ascii to another output file with 
scs2ascii truncating its own output file with each new job.  For two of the 
locations, however, I can only get the last page.  The previous pages never 
seem to make it to tail and I do not know where in the pipeline they are 
getting lost.  I have the same setup for each branch on the PC side and would 
assume that the setups on the AS/400 side are also the same.

the lp5250d invocation is as follows:

/usr/bin/lp5250d \
  env.DEVNAME='PRTPCOUT' \
  outputcommand="scs2ascii > $ROOT/$BRANCH.txt" \
  $BRANCH

with ROOT being the same for all and BRANCH being set to each AS/400's hostname.

I then use:
tail -f $ROOT/$BRANCH.txt > out-$BRANCH.txt &
to capture the print jobs as they come off.

tail gives the error "tail: $ROOT/$BRANCH.txt: file truncated" as scs2ascii 
erases the source file for each new print job.  I don't get this error for the 
branches that only produce the last job in the batch.

Anyone got any ideas for a solution?

Thanks,
Matthew Price

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