System Administration Guide: Printing

ProcedureHow to Set Up a .printers File

This procedure shows users how to set up .printers file in their own home directories.

  1. Log in to the system with your user name and password.

  2. If necessary, change directories to $HOME.

    $ cd $HOME
  3. Start the text editor that you want to use to create a .printers file.

  4. (Optional) Set up the _default alias to make a specific printer the default printer. Use an entry that is similar to this entry.

    _default printer-name
  5. (Optional) Set up the _all alias to define the printers affected when you cancel a print request or check the status of printers. Use an entry similar to this entry.

    _all printer1,printer2,printer3
  6. Save the file as .printers.