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       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 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)

       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  destina­
       tion 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  sup­
            port 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
            Sets the binary communications protocol to  use  when
            printing, None, BCP, or TBCP. The default protocol is

       -r class
            Removes the named printer from class.  If the result­
            ing 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 con­
            verted 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 specified, this option over­
            rides 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  con­
       figuration.   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),  cancel(1),   disable(8),   enable(8),   lp(1),
       lpstat(1), reject(8), CUPS Software Administrators Manual,

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