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lpoptions (1)

Name

lpoptions - display or set printer options and defaults

Synopsis

lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] -d destination[/instance] [ -l ]
lpoptions  [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -p destination[/instance] ] -o
option[=value] ...
lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -p destination[/instance] ]  -r
option
lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] -x destination[/instance]

Description

lpoptions(1)                      Apple Inc.                      lpoptions(1)



NAME
       lpoptions - display or set printer options and defaults

SYNOPSIS
       lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] -d destination[/instance] [ -l ]
       lpoptions  [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -p destination[/instance] ] -o
       option[=value] ...
       lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -p destination[/instance] ]  -r
       option
       lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] -x destination[/instance]

DESCRIPTION
       lpoptions displays or sets printer options and defaults.  If no printer
       is specified using the -p  option,  the  default  printer  is  used  as
       described in lp(1).

       If  no  -l,  -o,  or  -r options are specified, the current options are
       reported on the standard output.

       Options set with the lpoptions command are used by the lp(1) and lpr(1)
       commands when submitting jobs.

       When  run by the root user, lpoptions gets and sets default options and
       instances for all users in the  /etc/cups/lpoptions  file.   Otherwise,
       the per-user defaults are managed in the ~/.cups/lpoptions file.

OPTIONS
       lpoptions supports the following options:

       -E   Enables encryption when communicating with the CUPS server.

       -d destination[/instance]
            Sets the user default printer to destination.  If instance is sup-
            plied then that particular instance is used.   This  option  over-
            rides the system default printer for the current user.

       -h server[:port]
            Uses an alternate server.

       -l   Lists the printer specific options and their current settings.

       -o option[=value]
            Specifies a new option for the named destination.

       -p destination[/instance]
            Sets  the  destination and instance, if specified, for any options
            that follow.  If the named instance does not exist then it is cre-
            ated.   Destinations can only be created using the lpadmin(8) pro-
            gram.

       -r option
            Removes the specified option from the named destination.

       -x destination[/instance]
            Removes the options for the named  destination  and  instance,  if
            specified.   If  the  named instance does not exist then this does
            nothing.  Destinations can only be removed  using  the  lpadmin(8)
            command.

FILES
       ~/.cups/lpoptions  -  user  defaults  and instances created by non-root
       users.
       /etc/cups/lpoptions - system-wide defaults and instances created by the
       root user.

CONFORMING TO
       The lpoptions command is unique to CUPS.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | print/cups       |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+

SEE ALSO
       cancel(1),   lp(1),  lpadmin(8),  lpr(1),  lprm(1),  CUPS  Online  Help
       (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.



NOTES
       Source code for open source software components in Oracle  Solaris  can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-
       code-downloads.html.

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source   was   downloaded    from     https://github.com/apple/cups/ar-
       chive/v2.3.3.zip.

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.cups.org/.



26 April 2019                        CUPS                         lpoptions(1)