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       foomatic-configure - the main configuration program of the foomatic printing system.

       foomatic-configure [OPTION]...

       foomatic-configure -n queuename [ -N description ]  [ -L location ]  [ -c con-
       nect ]  [ -d driver ]  [ -p printer ]  [ -s spooler ]  [ -C [ sourcespooler ] source-
       queue ]	[ -o option1=value1 -o option2 ... ] [ -q ] [ --oldppd ]	 foomatic-config-
       ure -D -n queuename [ -s spooler ] [ -q ]

       foomatic-configure -R -n queuename [ -s spooler ] [ -q ]

       foomatic-configure -Q  [ -s spooler ] [ -n queuename ] [ -r ]

       foomatic-configure -P  [ -s spooler ] [ -n queuename ] [ index ]

       foomatic-configure -X -p printer | -d driver | -p printer -d driver

       foomatic-configure -O

       foomatic-configure -h

       foomatic-configure --help

       foomatic-configure is a program to establish and configure print queues,  drivers,  spool-
       ers, etc using the foomatic database and companion filters.

       It  also  comprises  half  of  a programatic API for user tools: you can learn and control
       everything about the static properties of print queues  here.   With  the  sister  program
       foomatic-printjob,  you	can  do  everything  related to print queue dynamic state: submit
       jobs, and query, cancel, reorder, and redirect them.

       -n queuename
		 Configure this print queue

       -N Name/Description
		 Use this proper human-readable name/description

       -L Location
		 Short phrase describing this printer's location

       -c connection
		 Printer is connected thusly (ex file:/dev/lp0)

       -d driver Foomatic database name for desired printer driver

       -p printer
		 Foomatic id for printer

       -s spooler
		 Explicit spooler type (cups, lpd, lprng, pdq, ppr, direct)

       -o option=value
		 Set the default of option to value

       -o option Turn on option by default

       --oldppd  Use the old CUPS-O-Matic PPD files for CUPS queues (default are the  PPD-O-Matic

       -D	 Set this queue as the default queue (just give -n queuename)

       -R	 Remove this whole queue entirely (just give -n queuename)

       -C [ sourcespooler ] sourcequeue
		 Copy  sourcequeue from sourcespooler (or the current one if sourcespooler is not
		 given) into the queue given by -n queuename (of the current spooler).

       -Q	 Query existing configuration (gives XML summary)

       -r	 List also remotely defined queues (CUPS only)

       -P [ index ]
		 Get Perl dump of current configuration (as a Perl array named QUEUES, the  first
		 index is index, or zero if index is not given)

       -O	 Print	XML  Overview  of all known printer/drivers (this shows also the Foomatic
		 IDs of the printers)

       -X	 Print XML data for -p printer and/or -d driver object

       -q	 Run quietly

       No commands, just options



       /etc/printcap		The systems list of configured printers.


       foomatic-configure returns 0 if no errors occurred.

       Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> for the foomatic  project  using  comments
       from the source.

       foomatic-configure  currently  cannot  handle printcap files in the lprng style.  As lprng
       can use BSD style printcaps this is not much of a problem, as long as the GUI based  print
       manager	lprngtool  is  not used.  The difference between those formats is, that BSD style
       requires continuation lines in printer definitions to be ended with a colon and	the  new-
       line character to be escaped with a backslash.  Lprng has no such restriction.

       To  use	a  printcap file generated or edited with lprngtool with foomatic-configure it is
       necessary to add :\ to the end of all but the last line of every printer definition,  just
       as shown below:

       # primary printer name
       #alternate names
	|Example of a printer

       must be converted to:

       # primary printer name
	|Example of a printer\

       This manpage may be out of date.

Foomatic Project			    2002-01-06			    FOOMATIC-CONFIGURE(1)
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