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printers.conf (5)

Name

printers.conf - printer configuration file for cups

Synopsis

Please see following description for synopsis

Description

printers.conf(5)                  Apple Inc.                  printers.conf(5)



NAME
       printers.conf - printer configuration file for cups

DESCRIPTION
       The  printers.conf  file defines the local printers that are available.
       It is normally located in the  /etc/cups  directory  and  is  generated
       automatically  by  the  cupsd(8)  program  when  printers  are added or
       deleted.

       Each line in the file can be a configuration directive, a  blank  line,
       or a comment. Comment lines start with the # character.

DIRECTIVES
       <Printer name> ... </Printer>
            Defines a specific printer.

       <DefaultPrinter name> ... </Printer>
            Defines a default printer.

       Accepting Yes

       Accepting No
            Specifies whether the printer is accepting new jobs.

       AllowUser [ user @group ... ]
            Allows specific users and groups to print to the printer.

       DenyUser [ user @group ... ]
            Prevents specific users and groups from printing to the printer.

       DeviceURI uri
            Specifies the device URI for a printer.

       ErrorPolicy abort-job

       ErrorPolicy retry-current-job

       ErrorPolicy retry-job

       ErrorPolicy stop-printer
            Specifies the error policy for the printer.

       Info text
            Specifies human-readable text describing the printer.

       JobSheets banner banner
            Specifies the banner pages to use for the printer.

       KLimit number
            Specifies the job-k-limit value for the printer.

       Location text
            Specifies  human-readable  text  describing  the  location  of the
            printer.

       OpPolicy name
            Specifies the operation policy for the printer.

       PageLimit number
            Specifies the job-page-limit value for the printer.

       PortMonitor monitor
            Specifies the port monitor for a printer.

       QuotaPeriod seconds
            Specifies the job-quota-period value for the printer.

       Shared Yes

       Shared No
            Specifies whether the printer is shared.

       State idle

       State stopped
            Specifies the initial state of the printer (Idle or Stopped)

       StateMessage text
            Specifies the message associated with the state.

       StateTime seconds
            Specifies the date/time associated with the state.


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


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | print/cups       |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       classes.conf(5), cupsd(8), cupsd.conf(5), mime.convs(5), mime.types(5),
       http://localhost:631/help

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source                was                downloaded                from
       http://ftp.easysw.com/pub/cups/1.4.5/cups-1.4.5-source.tar.bz2

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



29 April 2009                        CUPS                     printers.conf(5)