System Administration Guide: Printing

ProcedureHow to View Information About a Form

  1. On the print server, become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Request information about a form.

    # lpforms -f form-name -l

    Specifies the form for which you want to view information. Specify all for form-name to view information about all the available forms.


    Lists the specified form.

    Information about the specified form or forms is displayed.

Example 10–21 Viewing Information About a Form

The following example shows how to display information about the medical form.

# lpforms -f medical -l
Page length: 62
Page width: 72
Number of pages: 2
Line pitch: 6
Character pitch: 12
Character set choice: pica
Ribbon color: black
Medical claim form

The following example shows how to redirect the information about the medical form to a file. This command creates the form definition for the form. This command is useful if a form definition is removed unintentionally.

# lpforms -f medical -l > medical.fmd