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       lpadmin - configure cups printers and classes


       lpadmin [ -E ] [-U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] -d destination
       lpadmin  [ -E ] [-U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] -p destination [ -R
       name-default ] option(s)
       lpadmin [ -E ] [-U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] -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 (-d) sets the default printer or class to
       destination.   Subsequent  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 (-p) configures the named printer or
       class.  The additional options are described below.

       The third form of the command (-x) deletes the printer or class  desti-
       nation.  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 for the
            printer from the model directory or using one of the driver inter-
            faces.  Use the -m option with the lpinfo(8) command to get a list
            of supported models.

       -o cupsIPPSupplies=true

       -o cupsIPPSupplies=false
            Specifies whether IPP supply level values should be reported.

       -o cupsSNMPSupplies=true

       -o cupsSNMPSupplies=false
            Specifies whether SNMP supply level (RFC 3805)  values  should  be

       -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 job-sheets-default=banner

       -o job-sheets-default=banner,banner
            Sets the default banner page(s) to use for print jobs.

       -o name=value
            Sets a PPD option for the printer. PPD options can be listed using
            the -l option with the lpoptions(1) command.

       -o name-default=value
            Sets a default server-side option for the destination. Any  print-
            time  option can be defaulted, e.g. "-o cpi-default=17" to set the
            default "cpi" option value to 17.

       -o port-monitor=name
            Sets the binary  communications  program  to  use  when  printing,
            "none", "bcp", or "tbcp". The default program is "none". The spec-
            ified port monitor must be listed in the printer's PPD file.

       -o printer-error-policy=name
            Sets the error policy to be  used  when  the  printer  backend  is
            unable  to  send  the  job to the printer. The name must be one of
            "abort-job", "retry-job", "retry-current-job", or  "stop-printer".
            The  default  error  policy  is  "stop-printer"  for  printers and
            "retry-current-job" for classes.

       -o printer-is-shared=true/false
            Sets the destination to shared/published or  unshared/unpublished.
            Shared/published destinations are publicly announced by the server
            on the LAN based on  the  browsing  configuration  in  cupsd.conf,
            while  unshared/unpublished  destinations  are  not announced. The
            default value is "true".

       -o printer-op-policy=name
            Sets the IPP operation policy associated with the destination. The
            name  must  be defined in the cupsd.conf in a Policy section.  The
            default operation policy is "default".

       -R name-default
            Deletes the named option from printer.

       -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 destination. 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. Use the -v
            option with the lpinfo(8) command  to  get  a  list  of  supported
            device URIs and schemes.

       -D "info"
            Provides a textual description of the destination.

            Enables the destination and accepts jobs; this is the same as run-
            ning the cupsaccept(8) and cupsenable(8) programs on the  destina-

       -L "location"
            Provides a textual location of the destination.

       -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, TAB,  "/",  or  "#".   Also,
       printer and class names are not case-sensitive.  Finally, the CUPS ver-
       sion of lpadmin may ask the user for an access  password  depending  on
       the  printing system configuration. This differs from the System V ver-
       sion 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.


       cupsaccept(8), cupsenable(8), lpinfo(8), lpoptions(1),


       Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc.

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