lpadmin(8) -- Linux man page
NAMElpadmin - configure cups printers and classes
SYNOPSISlpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -d destination
lpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -p printer option(s)
lpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -x destination
DESCRIPTIONlpadmin 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.
CONFIGURATION OPTIONSThe 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
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.
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).
COMPATIBILITYUnlike 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.
LIMITATIONSThe CUPS version of lpadmin does not support all of the System V or Solaris printing system configuration options.
SEE ALSOaccept(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.php
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