lpoptions

lpoptions(1)                Easy Software Products                lpoptions(1)



NAME
       lpoptions - display or set printer options and defaults

SYNOPSIS
       lpoptions [ -h server ] -d dest[/instance] [ -o option=value ] ... [ -o
       option=value ]
       lpoptions [ -h server ] [ -E ] [ -p dest[/instance] ] -l
       lpoptions [ -h server ] [ -E ] [ -o option=value ] ... [ -o
       option=value ] [ -p dest[/instance] ] -r option
       lpoptions [ -h server ] [ -E ] -x dest[/instance]

DESCRIPTION
       lpoptions displays or sets printer options and defaults.  lpoptions
       shows the default printer options when run with no arguments. Other
       options include:

       -E
            Enables encryption when communicating with the CUPS server.

       -d dest[/instance]
            Sets the default printer to dest. If instance is supplied then
            that particular instance is used. This option overrides the system
            default printer for the current user.

       -h server
            Specifies the CUPS server to communicate with.

       -l
            Lists the printer specific options and their current settings.

       -o option=value
            Specifies a new option for the named destination.

       -p dest[/instance]
            Sets the destination and instance, if specified, for any options
            that follow.  If the named instance does not exist then it is
            created.

       -r option
            Removes the specified option for the named destination.

       -x dest[/instance]
            Removes the options for the named destination and instance, if
            specified.  If the named instance does not exist then this does
            nothing.

       If no options are specified using the -o option then the current
       options for the named printer are reported on the standard output.

       Options set with the lpoptions command are used by the lp(1) and lpr(1)
       commands when submitting jobs.

ROOT ACCOUNT OPTIONS
       When run by the root user, lpoptions gets and sets default options and
       instances for all users in the /etc/cups/lpoptions file.

COMPATIBILITY
       The lpoptions command is unique to CUPS.

FILES
       ~/.lpoptions - user defaults and instances created by non-root users.
       /etc/cups/lpoptions - system-wide defaults and instances created by the
       root user.

SEE ALSO
       cancel(1), lp(1), CUPS Software Users Manual,
       http://localhost:631/documentation.html

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



21 October 2002           Common UNIX Printing System             lpoptions(1)