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NAME

       papstatus - get the status of an AppleTalk-connected printer

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/sbin/papstatus [-d] [ -p printer ] [retrytime]

DESCRIPTION

       papstatus  is  used  to  obtain  the  current  status  message  from an
       AppleTalk connected printer. It uses the Printer Access Protocol  (PAP)
       to obtain the status information.

       If  no  printer is specified on the command line, papstatus looks for a
       file called .paprc in the current directory and reads it to obtain  the
       name  of a printer. The .paprc file should contain a single line of the
       form object:type@zone where  each  of  object,  :type,  and  @zone  are
       optional.  type and zone must be proceeded by ‘:’ and ‘@’ respectively.
       Blank lines and lines the begin with a ‘#’ are ignored. type  and  zone
       default to LaserWriter and the zone of the local host, respectively.

OPTIONS

       -d     Turns  on a debugging mode that prints some extra information to
              standard error.

       -p printer
              Get status from printer (do not consult any .paprc files to find
              a  printer  name).   The  syntax  for  printer  is  the  same as
              discussed above for the .paprc file.

       retrytime
              Normally, papstatus only gets the status from the printer  once.
              If  retrytime  is  specified, the status is obtained repeatedly,
              with a sleep of retrytime seconds between inquiring the printer.

FILES

       .paprc file that contains printer name

SEE ALSO

       nbp(1), pap(1)