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lpadmin(8)			      Easy Software Products			       lpadmin(8)

       lpadmin - configure cups printers and classes

       lpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -d destination
       lpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -p printer option(s)
       lpadmin [ -E ] [ -h server ] -x destination

       lpadmin	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 con-
       necting to the server.

       The  first  form  of the command sets the default printer or class to destination.  Subse-
       quent 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.

       The third form of the command deletes the printer or class destination.	Any jobs that are
       pending	for the destination will be removed and any job that is currently printed will be

       The 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	automati-

       -i interface
	    Sets a System V style interface script for the printer.  This option cannot be speci-
	    fied 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  kilo-
	    bytes; 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.

       -r class
	    Removes  the  named  printer  from class.  If the resulting class becomes empty it is

       -u allow:user,user
	    -u deny:user,user -u allow:all -u deny:none
	    Sets user-level access control on a printer. 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)  and
	    enable(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 speci-
	    fied, this option overrides the -i option (interface script).

       Unlike 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.

       The CUPS version of lpadmin does not support all of the System V or Solaris printing  sys-
       tem configuration options.

       accept(8),  cancel(1),  disable(8),  enable(8), lp(1), lpstat(1), reject(8), CUPS Software
       Administrators Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html

       Copyright 1993-2002 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.

21 October 2002 		   Common UNIX Printing System			       lpadmin(8)
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