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lprsetup(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       lprsetup(8)

       lprsetup - printer spooler set up program


       The command provides an interactive easy-to-use facility for administrating the line printers on your system.  The program contains on-line
       help and default answers to questions about adding, deleting, or changing the characteristics of any of the line printers on  your  system.
       Whenever  a  question  is  asked,  the  default	selection  is given in ] .  You can press Return in response to the question to accept the
       default, or enter an alternate value for the given parameter.

       The program knows about all of the possible symbols in the file.  See for a current list.  After you have entered a printer  specification,
       and  have  verified  that  it  is  correct,  then creates the spooling directory, links the output filter, and creates an entry for the new

       If the printer is connected to your system, you must specify the printer device name which is in the lp printcap entry.

       If lp is set to nn you are prompted to choose between or If your printer is connected to a port on your system, choose the default setting,
       If you choose you are prompted for the baud rate, br.  The default is the recommended baud rate for the printer.

       If  you	want  to set up your printer to a LAT line, choose the option.	At this point, proceeds only if you have chosen a valid LAT device
       for lp.	It assumes that the LAT device has been configured for host initiated connections using If it has not, you must do this before the
       queue works.  For information about how to set up a LAT line, see Chapter 3 of the Guide to Ethernet Communications Servers.

       If  lp  is  set	to another device, for example the program assumes that you are setting up a printer with a parallel port, for example, It
       does not prompt you for device type information, and serial port specific entries are not put into the entry.

See Also
       printcap(5), lpc(8), MAKEDEV(8)
       Guide to Ethernet Communications Servers
       Guide to System Environment Setup


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LPC(8)							      System Manager's Manual							    LPC(8)

lpc - line printer control program SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/lpc [ command [ argument ... ] ] DESCRIPTION
Lpc is used by the system administrator to control the operation of the line printer system. For each line printer configured in /etc/printcap, lpc may be used to: o disable or enable a printer, o disable or enable a printer's spooling queue, o rearrange the order of jobs in a spooling queue, o find the status of printers, and their associated spooling queues and printer dameons. Without any arguments, lpc will prompt for commands from the standard input. If arguments are supplied, lpc interprets the first argument as a command and the remaining arguments as parameters to the command. The standard input may be redirected causing lpc to read commands from file. Commands may be abreviated; the following is the list of recognized commands. ? [ command ... ] help [ command ... ] Print a short description of each command specified in the argument list, or, if no arguments are given, a list of the recognized commands. abort { all | printer ... } Terminate an active spooling daemon on the local host immediately and then disable printing (preventing new daemons from being started by lpr) for the specified printers. clean { all | printer ... } Remove any temporary files, data files, and control files that cannot be printed (i.e., do not form a complete printer job) from the specified printer queue(s) on the local machine. disable { all | printer ... } Turn the specified printer queues off. This prevents new printer jobs from being entered into the queue by lpr. down { all | printer } message ... Turn the specified printer queue off, disable printing and put message in the printer status file. The message doesn't need to be quoted, the remaining arguments are treated like echo(1). This is normally used to take a printer down and let others know why (lpq will indicate the printer is down and print the status message). enable { all | printer ... } Enable spooling on the local queue for the listed printers. This will allow lpr to put new jobs in the spool queue. exit quit Exit from lpc. restart { all | printer ... } Attempt to start a new printer daemon. This is useful when some abnormal condition causes the daemon to die unexpectedly leaving jobs in the queue. Lpq will report that there is no daemon present when this condition occurs. If the user is the super-user, try to abort the current daemon first (i.e., kill and restart a stuck daemon). start { all | printer ... } Enable printing and start a spooling daemon for the listed printers. status { all | printer ... } Display the status of daemons and queues on the local machine. stop { all | printer ... } Stop a spooling daemon after the current job completes and disable printing. topq printer [ jobnum ... ] [ user ... ] Place the jobs in the order listed at the top of the printer queue. up { all | printer ... } Enable everything and start a new printer daemon. Undoes the effects of down. FILES
/etc/printcap printer description file /usr/spool/* spool directories /usr/spool/*/lock lock file for queue control SEE ALSO
lpd(8), lpr(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), printcap(5) DIAGNOSTICS
?Ambiguous command abreviation matches more than one command ?Invalid command no match was found ?Privileged command command can be executed by root only 4.2 Berkeley Distribution November 1, 1996 LPC(8)
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