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lpstat(1)			     General Commands Manual				lpstat(1)

       lpstat - print information about the status of the LP print service

       lpstat [ -A ] [ -d ] [ -r ] [ -R ] [ -s ] [ -t ] [ -a [list] ]
	    [ -c [list] ] [ -f [list] [ -l ] ] [ -o [list] ]
	    [ -p [list] [ -D ] [ -l ] ] [ -P ]
	    [ -S [list] [ -l ] ] [ -u [login-ID-list] ]
	    [ -v [list] ] [ -Tdebugoptions ] [list]

       The  lpstat  command  prints information about the current status of the LP print service.
       This is implemented as a front end to the LPRng lpq(1) program, and does not have the full
       functionality of the native lpstat program.

       If  no  options	are given, then lpstat prints the status of all the user's print requests
       made by lp on the default printer.  (see lp(1) and lpr(1)).  Any arguments  that  are  not
       options are assumed to be request-IDs as returned by lp or printer names.  The lpstat com-
       mand prints the status of such requests.  The options may appear in any order and  may  be
       repeated  and  intermixed  with other arguments.  Some of the keyletters below may be fol-
       lowed by an optional list that can be in one of two forms: a list of items separated  from
       one  another  by a comma, or a list of items separated from one another by spaces enclosed
       in quotes.  For example:

	       example% lpstat -u "user1 user2 user3"

       Specifying all after any keyletter that takes list as an argument causes  all  information
       relevant to the keyletter to be printed.  For example, the command:

	      example% lpstat -o all

       prints the status of all output requests.

       The  omission  of a list following such key letters causes all information relevant to the
       key letter to be printed.  For example, the command:

	      example% lpstat -o

       prints the status of all output requests.

       The following options are supported:

       -A	      Use authentication specified by the value of the AUTH environment variable.

       -a [list]      Reports whether print destinations are accepting requests.  list is a  list
		      of printer names.

       -c [list]      Print  name  of  all  classes  and  their members.  list is a list of class
		      names.  (Same effect as -o.)

       -d	      Print the system default destination for output requests.

       -f [list] [-l] Print list of printers supporting the specified forms option is ignored.

       -o [list]      Print the status of output requests: list is a list of  intermixed  printer
		      names, class names, and request-IDs.  The keyletter -o may be omitted.

       -p [list]      Print  the  status  of  printers.   list is a list of printer names.  (Same
		      effect as -o.)

       -P	      Print the paper types.  Ignored.

       -r	      Print the status of the LP request scheduler.

       -R	      Print a number showing the  position  of	each  job  in  the  print  queue.

       -s	      Print a status summary.  Produces a short status listing.

       -S [list] [-l] List or verify character sets of printers.  (Ignored.)

       -t	      Print all status information.

       -u [login-ID-list]
		      Print the status of output requests for users.  (Same effect as -o.)

       -v [list]      Print  the  path	names of the printer output devices.  (Ignored.)  -D Com-
		      bined with the -p flag prints description of printer.

       -Toptions      Set debugging options. Use -T= to get lpstat to provide a list.

       By default, the destination printer is taken from the command line dest	value,	then  the
       environment variables PRINTER, LPDEST, NPRINTER, NGPRINTER, then first entry in the print-
       cap information, and and finally the default_printer entry from	the  configuration  file,
       and then the compile time default.

       The following exit values are returned:

       zero (0)       Successful completion.

       non-zero (!=0) An error occurred.

       The  files used by LPRng are set by values in the printer configuration file.  The follow-
       ing are a commonly used set of default values.
       /etc/lpd.conf				    LPRng configuration file
       ${HOME}/.printcap			    user printer description file
       /etc/printcap				    printer description file
       /etc/lpd.perms				    permissions
       /var/run/lpd				    lock file for queue control
       /var/spool/lpd				    spool directories
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/control		    queue control
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/log 		    trace or debug log file
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/acct		    accounting file
       /var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/status		    status file

       lpd.conf(5),  lpc(8),  lpd(8),	checkpc(8),   lpr(1),	lpq(1),   lprm(1),   printcap(5),
       lpd.perms(5), pr(1), lprng_certs(1), lprng_index_certs(1).

       Most of the diagnostics are self explanatory.
       If you are puzzled over the exact cause of failure,
       set the debugging level on (-T5) and run again.
       The debugging information will
       help you to pinpoint the exact cause of failure.

       LPRng  is a enhanced printer spooler system with functionality similar to the Berkeley LPR
       software.  The LPRng mailing list is lprng@lprng.com; subscribe by sending mail to  lprng-
       request@lprng.com  with	the  word  subscribe in the body.  The software is available from

       Patrick Powell <papowell@lprng.com>.

					    7 Feb 1994					lpstat(1)

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