lpadmin

lpadmin(8)                  Easy Software Products                  lpadmin(8)



NAME
       lpadmin - configure cups printers and classes

SYNOPSIS
       lpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -d destination
       lpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -p printer option(s)
       lpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -x destination

DESCRIPTION
       lpadmin configures printer and class queues provided by CUPS. It can
       also be used to set the server default printer or class.

       When specified before the -d, -p, or -x options, the -E option forces
       encryption when connecting to the server.

       The first form of the command sets the default printer or class to
       destination.  Subsequent print jobs submitted via the lp(1) or lpr(1)
       commands will use this destination unless the user specifies otherwise
       with the lpoptions(1) command.

       The second form of the command configures the named printer.  The
       additional options are described below.

       The third form of the command deletes the printer or class destination.
       Any jobs that are pending for the destination will be removed and any
       job that is currently printed will be aborted.

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
       The following options are recognized when configuring a printer queue:

       -c class
            Adds the named printer to class.  If class does not exist it is
            created automatically.

       -i interface
            Sets a System V style interface script for the printer.  This
            option cannot be specified with the -P option (PPD file) and is
            intended for providing support for legacy printer drivers.

       -m model
            Sets a standard System V interface script or PPD file from the
            model directory.

       -o name=value
            Sets a PPD or server option for the printer. PPD options can be
            listed using the -l option with the lpoptions(1) command.

       -o job-k-limit=value
            Sets the kilobyte limit for per-user quotas. The value is an
            integer number of kilobytes; one kilobyte is 1024 bytes.

       -o job-page-limit=value
            Sets the page limit for per-user quotas. The value is the integer
            number of pages that can be printed; double-sided pages are
            counted as two pages.

       -o job-quota-period=value
            Sets the accounting period for per-user quotas. The value is an
            integer number of seconds; 86,400 seconds are in one day.

       -o protocol=name
            Sets the binary communications protocol to use when printing,
            None, BCP, or TBCP. The default protocol is None.

       -r class
            Removes the named printer from class.  If the resulting class
            becomes empty it is removed.

       -u allow:user,user,@group
            -u deny:user,user,@group -u allow:all -u deny:none
            Sets user-level access control on a printer. Names starting with
            "@" are interpreted as UNIX groups. The latter two forms turn
            user-level access control off.

       -v device-uri
            Sets the device-uri attribute of the printer queue.  If device-uri
            is a filename it is automatically converted to the form
            file:/file/name.

       -D info
            Provides a textual description of the printer.

       -E
            Enables the printer and accepts jobs; this is the same as running
            the accept(8) or cupsaccept(8) and enable(8) or cupsenable(8)
            programs on the printer.

       -L location
            Provides a textual location of the printer.

       -P ppd-file
            Specifies a PostScript Printer Description file to use with the
            printer. If specified, this option overrides the -i option
            (interface script).

COMPATIBILITY
       Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to
       contain any printable character except SPACE and TAB. Also, printer and
       class names are not case-sensitive. Finally, the CUPS version of
       lpadmin may ask the user for an access password depending on the
       printing system configuration.  This differs from the System V version
       which requires the root user to execute this command.

LIMITATIONS
       The CUPS version of lpadmin does not support all of the System V or
       Solaris printing system configuration options.

SEE ALSO
       accept(8) or cupsaccept(8), cancel(1), disable(8) or cupsdisable(8),
       enable(8) or cupsenable(8), lp(1), lpstat(1), reject(8) or
       cupsreject(8), CUPS Software Administrators Manual,
       http://localhost:631/documentation.html

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1993-2004 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.



21 October 2002           Common UNIX Printing System               lpadmin(8)