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       lpadmin - configure cups printers and classes


       lpadmin [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] -d destination
       lpadmin  [  -E  ]  [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] -p destination [ -R name-default ]
       lpadmin [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] -x destination


       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.


       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

       -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.  Note:
            Models other than "everywhere" are deprecated and will not be supported in  a  future
            version of CUPS.

       -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  policy for errors such as printers that cannot be found or accessed, don't
            support the format being printed, fail during submission of the print data, or  cause
            one  or more filters to crash.  The name must be one of "abort-job" (abort the job on
            error), "retry-job" (retry the job at a future time), "retry-current-job" (retry  the
            current job immediately), or "stop-printer" (stop the printer on error).  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

       -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

       -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   When specified before the -d, -p, or -x options, forces the use of TLS encryption  on
            the  connection  to  the  scheduler.   Otherwise, enables the destination and accepts
            jobs; this is the same as running the cupsaccept(8) and cupsenable(8) programs on the

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


       The following lpadmin options are deprecated:

       -i filename
            This  option historically has been used to provide either a System V interface script
            or (as an implementation side-effect) a PPD file.  Note: Interface  scripts  are  not
            supported  by  CUPS.   PPD  files  and printer drivers are deprecated and will not be
            supported in a future version of CUPS.

       -P ppd-file
            Specifies a PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file to use with the printer.  Note:
            PPD  files  and  printer drivers are deprecated and will not be supported in a future
            version of CUPS.


       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-

       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.


       CUPS printer drivers and backends are deprecated and will no  longer  be  supported  in  a
       future  feature  release of CUPS.  Printers that do not support IPP can be supported using
       applications such as ippeveprinter(1).

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

       Interface scripts are not supported for security reasons.

       The double meaning of the -E option is an unfortunate historical oddity.

       The  lpadmin  command  communicates  with  the  scheduler  (cupsd)  to make changes to the
       printing system configuration.  This configuration information is stored in several  files
       including  printers.conf  and classes.conf.  These files should not be edited directly and
       are an implementation detail of CUPS that is subject to change at any time.


       Create an IPP Everywhere print queue:

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


       cupsaccept(8),    cupsenable(8),    lpinfo(8),    lpoptions(1),    CUPS    Online     Help


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