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 connecting to the server.

       The first form of the command sets the default printer or class to des-
       tination.  Subsequent print jobs submitted via the lp(1) or lpr(1) com-
       mands  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 addi-
       tional 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 aborted.


       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 automatically.

       -i interface
            Sets a System V style interface  script  for  the  printer.   This
            option  cannot  be  specified 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 inte-
            ger number of kilobytes; 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.

       -o protocol=name
            Sets the binary communications  protocol  to  use  when  printing,
            None, BCP, or TBCP. The default protocol is None.

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

       -u allow:user,user,@group
            -u deny:user,user,@group -u allow:all -u deny:none
            Sets user-level access control on a printer. Names  starting  with
            "@"  are  interpreted  as  UNIX  groups. 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

       -D info
            Provides a textual description of the printer.

            Enables the printer and accepts jobs; this is the same as  running
            the accept(8) or cupsaccept(8) and enable(8) or cupsenable(8) pro-
            grams 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 specified, this option overrides the -i option (inter-
            face script).


       Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to  con-
       tain  any  printable  character except SPACE and TAB. Also, printer and
       class names are not case-sensitive. Finally, the CUPS version of  lpad-
       min  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 system configuration options.


       accept(8) or cupsaccept(8), cancel(1),  disable(8)  or  cupsdisable(8),
       enable(8)  or  cupsenable(8),  lp(1),  lpstat(1),  reject(8) or cupsre-
       ject(8), CUPS Software Administrators Manual, http://localhost:631/doc-


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21 October 2002           Common UNIX Printing System               lpadmin(8)

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