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NAME

       gspl-start - start GNUspool

       gspl-start - start a printer

       gspl-phalt - halt a printer at end of job

       gspl-pstop - halt a printer immediately

       gspl-pinter - interrupt printer

       gspl-padd - add a printer

       gspl-pdel - delete a printer

       gspl-pchange - change a printer

       gspl-ok - approve alignment

       gspl-nok - disapprove alignment

       gspl-pstat - test state of printer

       gspl-conn - connect GNUspool host

       gspl-disconn - disconnect GNUspool host

SYNOPSIS

       gspl-start [ jobsize [ printersize ] ]

       gspl-start [ -options ] printer [ formtype ]

       gspl-phalt [ -options ] printer

       gspl-pstop [ -options ] printer

       gspl-pinter [ -options ] printer

       gspl-padd -options printer formtype

       gspl-pdel [ -options ] printer

       gspl-pchange -options printer [ formtype ]

       gspl-ok [ -options ] printer

       gspl-nok [ -options ] printer

       gspl-pstat [ -options ] printer state

       gspl-conn host

       gspl-disconn host

DESCRIPTION

       Note that all these programs are in fact hard links to the same
       program.

Starting GNUspool

       gspl-start without arguments, or with one or two numeric arguments, may
       be used to start the GNUspool scheduler, spshed(8), together with
       associated programs, such as xtnetserv(8).

       The first optional argument specifies to spshed(8) that when allocating
       an initial block of shared memory for jobs it should allocate memory
       for at least the specified number of jobs.

       The second optional argument performs the same function with printers.

       These should not strictly be necessary, but on some platforms there are
       strange problems about allocating and deallocating blocks of shared
       memory whilst a program is running which these are intended to
       alleviate.

       If spshed(8) is already running, gspl-start will have no effect.

       Printers with numeric names in the other form of gspl-start will not
       cause confusion if spshed(8) is running.

       All other forms of this command will initialise spshed(8), but this is
       very strongly not recommended. The scheduler should be started first,
       connections to other machines established, possibly using gspl-conn,
       and then printers should be started.

Starting printers

               gspl-start lj4

       will start printer "lj4" if it is halted. It will have no effect if it
       is already running. If it is printing, but it has been set to halt at
       the end of the current job, then this setting will be turned off, and
       the printer will continue at the end of the current job.

               gspl-start lj4 a4

       will likewise do nothing, other than canceling a "halt at end of
       current job" setting, if printer "lj4" is running with the paper type
       "a4" (i.e. form type up to the first ""."" or "-" is "a4", ignoring the
       "suffix"). Otherwise, printer "lj4" will be halted at the end of the
       current job if it is running, gspl-start will wait for it to halt,
       change the form type to "a4" and then restart it.

       Only "paper types", ignoring the suffix, are compared in deciding
       whether the form type is loaded.

       Shell-style wild cards (which should probably be protected from
       incorrect expansion by shell using quotes) may be used, in conjunction
       with the -f option, to start multiple printers, thus:

               gspl-start -f 'l*'
               gspl-start -f '*[!a-m]'
               gspl-start -f 'l*,*[!a-m]'

       will respectively start all printers whose names begin with "l", all
       printers whose names do not end with "a" through to "m" and both those
       classes of printers. Many installations include

               gspl-start -f '*'

       in the "startup script" to start up all local printers.

       Most of the options (e.g. -l and -C) serve only to clarify which
       printer or printers are being referred to where there is ambiguity or
       the user wishes to restrict the field.

       Names of printers starting with digits will not cause any confusion if
       spshed(8) is running.

       Printers on remote machines may be started by prefixing the machine
       name, thus

               gspl-start -f host1:l*

       Printers are not started on more than one machine at once. You should
       start the printers as separate commands:

               gspl-start -f '*'
               gspl-start -f 'host1:*'
               gspl-start -f 'host2:*'

       To run gspl-start, the user must have halt and restart printers
       permission.

Halting printers

               gspl-phalt lj4

       will halt printer "lj4" at the end of the current job if it is running
       and will otherwise have no effect.

               gspl-phalt -f 'l*'

       will likewise halt all printers whose names start with "l" etc.

       Most of the options (e.g. -l and -C) serve only to clarify which
       printer or printers are being referred to where there is ambiguity or
       the user wishes to restrict the field.

       gspl-pstop is like gspl-phalt, but the printers are halted immediately,
       aborting any current job.

       Printers on remote machines may be halted by prefixing the machine
       name, thus

               gspl-pstop -f host1:l*

       To run these commands, the user must have halt and restart printers
       permission.

Interrupting printers

               gspl-pinter lj4

       interrupts the given printer (or printers), so as to enable a higher-
       priority job to be handled and the interrupted job resumed at the
       interrupted page. Note that this will only work as intended if page
       delimiters are correctly defined.

       Printers on remote machines may be interrupted by prefixing the machine
       name, thus

               gspl-pinter host1:lj4

       To run this, the user must have halt and restart printers permission.

Adding printers

               gspl-padd -l tty15 lj4b a4

       adds a new printer with the specified parameters. The -l option is
       mandatory to denote the device name (or network address) as is the
       initial form type, in the above example "a4".

               gspl-padd -l 193.112.238.95 -N ptr9 a4

       adds a network (terminal server) printer with the IP address given.

       Please note that this does nothing to create an initial setup file,
       which should be created first.

       Printers on remote machines may not be added with this command.

       To run gspl-padd, the user must have add and delete printers
       permission.

Deleting printers

               gspl-pdel lj4b

       deletes the specified printer. It is a mistake to try to delete more
       than one printer at a time with this command.

       Printers on remote machines may not be deleted with this command.

       To run gspl-pdel, the user must have add and delete printers
       permission.

Changing printers

       gspl-pchange with appropriate options and a printer name (with optional
       form type) changes the specified parameters of a printer, which should
       be halted (and is left halted).

       To run gspl-pchange, the user must have add and delete printers
       permission.

Alignment pages

       If a printer is in "awaiting operator" state, then gspl-ok and gspl-nok
       may be used to communicate with it.

       If it is in single sheet mode, then the printer will be continued
       identically whichever command is used.

       If it is waiting for the approval of an alignment page, gspl-ok will
       grant approval and continue with printing, gspl-nok will disapprove the
       alignment page, causing the alignment routine to be rerun.

       To run gspl-ok and gspl-nok, the user must have select printer list
       permission.

State testing

               gspl-pstat lj4

       will return an exit code of 0 (TRUE to shells) if the printer is
       running, (i.e. printing or idle) and otherwise 1 (FALSE to shells).
       Some other exit code will be returned, together with a message, if
       there is an error, e.g. non-existent printer.

       To test for specific states, use the state names as listed by
       gspl-plist(1), (in fact it takes the state names from the same file
       rest.help by default) for example.

               if gspl-pstat lj4 error || gspl-pstat lj4 offline
               then    echo trouble with lj4
               fi

   Standard state names for gspl-pstat
       The following state names are used by gspl-pstat, which are usually
       shared with gspl-plist(1) in the message file rest.help by default. As
       with other GNUspool programs, the message file may be edited as
       required:

       offline printer has gone off-line or timed out

       error   an error has been raised by the printer, driver or GNUspool

       halted  printer is shut down and printing suspended by GNUspool

       startup being initialised to a ready/printing state from the halted
               state

       idle    ready to print next job but nothing to print

       shutdown
               in process of being taken down to the "halted" state

       printing
               a job is currently being printed

       a/w oper
               awaiting operator attention

Connect and disconnect

       gspl-conn instructs the GNUspool scheduler to attempt to raise a
       connection to the given host, which should be specified in the file
       gnuspool.hosts, and not currently active.

       gspl-disconn instructs the GNUspool scheduler to close a connection to
       the given host, which should be specified in the file gnuspool.hosts,
       and currently active.

       Both of these commands return immediately; however the connection may
       take some time and indeed may not succeed without the command returning
       an error message or code.

       The user must have stop scheduler permission to run these commands.

OPTIONS

       Note that the order of treatment, letters and keywords described below
       may be modified by editing the file rest.help - see spsyntax(5).

       The environment variable on which options are supplied is the same as
       the name of the program invoked except in upper-case and with "-"
       changed to "_" (underscore), for example, "GSPL_START". The environment
       variable to specify the help file is "SPRESTCONF".

       -? or +explain
           causes a summary of the other options to be displayed without
           taking further action.

       -N or +network-device
           indicate to that the argument to -l refers to a network device.

       -L or +line-device
           indicate to that the argument to -l refers to a line (e.g. "tty" or
           "lp"-style) device.

       -s or +local-only
           (for gspl-padd) mark printer as being local only to the host.

       -w or +network-wide
           (for gspl-padd) mark printer as being available to other machines.

       -l device or +device-name device
           in the case of gspl-padd, defines the device name or network
           address of the printer.

           With other options, it may be used to specify which of several
           similarly-named printers is intended.

       -C nnnn or +classcode nnnn
           where nnnn consists of the letters A to P (upper or lower case),
           with - to denote ranges, specifies a class code.

           in the case of gspl-padd, it defines the class code (subject to
           modification by the user's class code) which will be given to the
           printer.

           With other options, it may be used to specify which of several
           similarly-named printers is intended.

       -D string or +description string
           set the description or comment field associated with the printer to
           string.

       -v device or +new-device device
           for gspl-pchange, reset the device name as specified. Note that the
           -l option may help to select the desired printer.

       -S or +set-classcode
           for gspl-pchange, reset the class code as specified. Note that the
           -C option may help to select the desired printer.

       -f or +force-all
           for gspl-start, gspl-phalt, gspl-pstop, gspl-pinter, gspl-pchange,
           gspl-ok, gspl-nok indicate that if the printer name argument
           selects more than one printer, then all such printers are intended.

       -n or +no-force
           cancels the -f option.

       -W or +wait-complete
           wait for operations to complete before exiting.

       -E or +no-wait
           do not wait for operations to complete before exiting.

       +freeze-current
           Save all the current options in a .gnuspool file in the current
           directory.

       +freeze-home
           Save all the current options in a .gnuspool file in the user's home
           directory.

FILES

       ~/.gnuspool configuration file (home directory)

        .gnuspool configuration file (current directory)

       rest.help message file

ENVIRONMENT

       N.B. Separate variables are provided for each program from Release 23
       onwards. Previously "GSPL-START" applied to each program.

       GSPL_START
           space-separated options to override defaults for gspl-start.

       GSPL_PHALT
           space-separated options to override defaults for gspl-phalt.

       GSPL_PADD
           space-separated options to override defaults for gspl-padd.

       GSPL_PDEL
           space-separated options to override defaults for gspl-pdel.

       GSPL_PCHANGE
           space-separated options to override defaults for gspl-pchange.

       GSPL_OK
           space-separated options to override defaults for gspl-ok.

       GSPL_NOK
           space-separated options to override defaults for gspl-nok.

       GSPL_PSTAT
           space-separated options to override defaults for gspl-pstat.

       SPRESTCONF
           location of alternative help file.

SEE ALSO

       gspl-plist(1), gspl-pq(1), gspl-qlist(1), spsyntax(5),
       gnuspool.conf(5), gnuspool.hosts(5), spshed(8), xtnetserv(8).

DIAGNOSTICS

       Various diagnostics are read and printed as required from the message
       file, by default rest.help.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  This is free
       software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.  There
       is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

AUTHOR

       John M Collins, Xi Software Ltd.