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       gspl-plist - dump out GNUspool printers to a shell script


       gspl-plist [ -D dir ] [ -e n ] [ -s ] [ -f ] [ -l ] ptr file outfile


       gspl-plist converts GNUspool printers held in the spool directory to an executable shell
       script which may be used to re-install them. This may be useful for backup purposes or for
       one stage in upgrade from one release of GNUspool to another.

       gspl-plist considers a GNUspool spool directory, by default the current directory, takes
       the printer file, which is usually spshed_pfile, and generates a shell script file
       outfile, which if executed, would recreate the GNUspool printers with the same options.

       N.B. setup files are not copied, this should be done as a separate exercise. In many cases
       these can be separately copied over from one release to the next.

       In addition to options, two arguments are always supplied to gspl-plist.

       Printer list file
           This is the file containing the attributes of the printers, spshed_pfile in the spool
           directory or as relocated by re-specifying "SPOOLDIR".

       Output file
           This file is created by gspl-plist to contain the executable shell script, containing
           gspl-padd(1) commands, which may be used to reinstall the printers.


       -D directory
               specifies the source directory for the printers and ptr file. It can be specified
               as $SPOOLDIR or "${SPOOLDIR-/var/spool/gnuspool}" etc and the environment and/or
               gnuspool.conf will be interrogated to interpolate the value of the environment
               variable given.

               If you use this, don't forget to put single quotes around it thus:

                gspl-plist -D '${SPOOLDIR-/var/spool/gnuspool}' ...

               otherwise the shell will try to interpret the "$" construct and not gspl-plist.

       -e n    Tolerate n errors of the kinds denoted by the other options before giving up
               trying to convert the file.

       -f      Ignore format errors (invalid form types etc) in the saved printer file up to the
               limit of number of errors given by the -e option.

       -l      Modify the shell script created so that printers recreated with be "local only"
               access rather than network wide.

       -s      Ignore file size errors in the saved printer file (up to the number of total
               errors given by the -e option.


       gspl-cjlist(8), gspl-setspdir(8), gspl-spuconv(8).


       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
       <>.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by


       John M Collins, Xi Software Ltd.