checkpc - check out the /etc/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 permissions. It does this in a simple minded manner,
and the program may have to be run several times until all permis-
sions are correct. It also reports in extremely verbose details
-l Do not create log files (:lf).
-p Print verbose printcap information. Useful if interested in the
-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).
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
Run the program with debugging flags. See the LPRng HOWTO for
details of the flags actions.
-V Verbose mode.
Process only the specified print queue.
Truncate log files (:lf) to the specified size in Kbytes or Mbytes
(default is Mbytes).
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 permis-
sions are incorrect.
The files used by LPRng are set by values in the printer configuration
file and by configuration options. The following are a commonly used
set of default values.
/etc/lpd.conf LPRng configuration file
/etc/printcap printer description file
/etc/lpd.perms printer permissions
/var/spool/lpd spool directories
/var/spool/lpd/queue/lock lock file for queue control
/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),
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
firstname.lastname@example.org; subscribe by sending mail to email@example.com
with the word subscribe in the body. The software is available from
Patrick Powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
LPRng LPRng-3.8.9 CHECKPC(8)
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