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CHECKPC(8)									       CHECKPC(8)

       checkpc - check out the printcap database

       checkpc [ -aflprsCV ] [ -A age[DHMS] ] [ -D debugflags ] [ -P printer ] [ -t size[kM] ]

       Checkpc	is  used  to  check  for  the existence and correct permissions of entries in the
       printcap database.  It is useful when installing a new printcap database and  cleaning  up
       existing printer spoolers.

       -a   Do not create accounting files (:lf).

       -c   Print verbose configuration information.

       -f   The  fix flag will cause the checkpc program create and fix various files and permis-
	    sions.  It does this in a simple minded manner, and the program may have  to  be  run
	    several  times  until all permissions are correct.	It also reports in extremely ver-
	    bose details its actions.

       -l   Do not create log files (:lf).

       -p   Print verbose printcap information.  Useful if interested in the printcap values.

       -r   remove junk or job files older than the age set by -A.  You must set  the  age  to	a
	    non-zero value otherwise no files are removed.

       -s   Do not create filter status files (:ps).

       -A Age[DHMS]
	    Report  junk  or  job  files older than age.  The age time can have a suffix days (D)
	    hours (H), minutes (M), or seconds (S); default is days.

       -D debugflags
	    Run the program with debugging flags.  See the LPRng HOWTO for details of  the  flags

       -V   Verbose mode.

       -P printer
	    Process only the specified print queue.

       -t size[kM]
	    Truncate  log  files  (:lf)  to  the  specified  size in Kbytes or Mbytes (default is

       If the -f (fix) option is specified and you do not run this as root, it will complain, but
       attempt to carry out the operations.  This will lead to a large number of failures reports
       if the ownership and/or permissions are incorrect.

       The files used by LPRng are set by values in the printer configuration file and by config-
       uration options.  The following 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),  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 (-D5) 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>.

LPRng					   LPRng-3.9.0				       CHECKPC(8)
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