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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)