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lpadmin(8)                        Apple Inc.                        lpadmin(8)

NAME
       lpadmin - configure cups printers and classes

SYNOPSIS
       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

DESCRIPTION
       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
       destination.  Any jobs that are pending for the destination will be
       removed and any job that is currently printed will be aborted.

OPTIONS
       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 ppd-file

       -P ppd-file
            Specifies a PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file to use with
            the printer.

       -m model
            Sets a standard PPD file for the printer from the model directory
            or using one of the driver interfaces.  Use the -m option with the
            lpinfo(8) command to get a list of supported models.  The model
            "raw" clears any existing PPD file and the model "everywhere"
            queries the printer referred to by the specified IPP device-uri.

       -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
            reported.

       -o job-k-limit=value
            Sets the kilobyte limit for per-user quotas.  The value is an
            integer 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 number-up-default=2" to
            set the default "number-up" option value to 2.

       -o port-monitor=name
            Sets the binary communications program to use when printing,
            "none", "bcp", or "tbcp".  The default program is "none".  The
            specified 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

       -o printer-is-shared=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|@group}{,user|,@group}*

       -u deny:{user|@group}{,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.  Note: The user 'root' is not
            granted special access - using "-u allow:foo,bar" will allow users
            'foo' and 'bar' to access the printer but NOT 'root'.

       -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.

       -E   Enables the destination and accepts jobs; this is the same as
            running the cupsaccept(8) and cupsenable(8) programs on the
            destination.

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

CONFORMING TO
       Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to
       contain any printable character except SPACE, TAB, "/", or "#".  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 configuration.  This differs from the System V
       version which requires the root user to execute this command.

NOTES
       The CUPS version of lpadmin does not support all of the System V or
       Solaris printing system configuration options.

EXAMPLE
       Create an IPP Everywhere print queue:

           lpadmin -p myprinter -E -v ipp://myprinter.local/ipp/print -m everywhere

SEE ALSO
       cupsaccept(8), cupsenable(8), lpinfo(8), lpoptions(1), CUPS Online Help
       (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2007-2017 by Apple Inc.

29 March 2016                        CUPS                           lpadmin(8)
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