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cupsd (8)

Name

cupsd - cups scheduler

Synopsis

cupsd  [  -c  cupsd.conf  ]  [  -f  ]  [  -F ] [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -s cups-
files.conf ] [ -t ]

Description

cupsd(8)                          Apple Inc.                          cupsd(8)



NAME
       cupsd - cups scheduler

SYNOPSIS
       cupsd  [  -c  cupsd.conf  ]  [  -f  ]  [  -F ] [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -s cups-
       files.conf ] [ -t ]

DESCRIPTION
       cupsd is the scheduler for CUPS. It implements a printing system  based
       upon  the Internet Printing Protocol, version 2.1, and supports most of
       the requirements for IPP Everywhere. If no options are specified on the
       command-line  then  the default configuration file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
       will be used.

OPTIONS
       -c cupsd.conf
            Uses the named cupsd.conf configuration file.

       -f   Run cupsd in the foreground; the default is to run  in  the  back-
            ground as a "daemon".

       -F   Run  cupsd  in the foreground but detach the process from the con-
            trolling terminal and current directory. This is useful  for  run-
            ning cupsd from init(8).

       -h   Shows the program usage.

       -l   This  option  is passed to cupsd when it is run from launchd(8) or
            systemd(8).

       -s cups-files.conf
            Uses the named cups-files.conf configuration file.

       -t   Test the configuration file for syntax errors.

FILES
       /etc/cups/classes.conf
       /etc/cups/cups-files.conf
       /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
       /usr/share/cups/mime/mime.convs
       /usr/share/cups/mime/mime.types
       /etc/cups/printers.conf
       /etc/cups/subscriptions.conf

CONFORMING TO
       cupsd implements all of the required IPP/2.1 attributes and operations.
       It also implements several CUPS-specific administrative operations.

EXAMPLES
       Run cupsd in the background with the default configuration file:

           cupsd

       Test a configuration file called test.conf:

           cupsd -t -c test.conf

       Run  cupsd  in  the  foreground  with  a test configuration file called
       test.conf:

           cupsd -f -c test.conf



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


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

SEE ALSO
       backend(7), classes.conf(5), cups(1), cups-files.conf(5),  cups-lpd(8),
       cupsd.conf(5),  cupsd-helper(8),  cupsd-logs(8), filter(7), launchd(8),
       mime.convs(5), mime.types(5), printers.conf(5), systemd(8), 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                             cupsd(8)