lprsetup - printer spooler set up program
The lprsetup command provides an interactive command-line script for administrating the line printers on your system. This interface complements a graphical user interface named printconfig.
The lprsetup program contains on-line help and default answers to questions about adding, deleting, or changing the characteristics of any of the line printers on your system. Whenever a question is asked, the default selection is given in brackets \ . You can press Return in response to the question to accept the default, or enter an alternate value for the given parameter.
You can obtain help information at any prompt by entering a question mark (?). After the help information is displayed, you are reprompted.
The program knows about all of the possible symbols in the /etc/printcap file. See printcap(4) for a current list. After you have entered a printer specification, and have verified that it is correct, lprsetup then creates the spooling directory, links the output filter, and creates an /etc/printcap entry for the new printer.
If the printer is connected to your system, you must specify the printer device name which is in the lp printcap entry.
If lp is set to /dev/ttynn, choose the default setting dev when you see the following prompt: printer connection type 'ct' If you choose dev, you are prompted for the baud rate, br. The default is the recommended baud rate for the selected printer. If you choose dev, you are prompted for the baud rate, br. The default is the recommended baud rate for the printer.
If lp is set to another device, for example /dev/lp0 the lprsetup program assumes that you are setting up a printer with a parallel port, for example, lg02. It does not prompt you for device type information, and serial port specific entries are not put into the /etc/printcap entry.
If the printer is remote, that is, if it is connected to a remote machine, you must set the line printer device to NULL (lp=:) and provide the following information items: Printer synonyms Name of the remote machine Name of the remote printer Spooling directory on the local machine
If the printer is connected to a LAT, you must specify LAT when prompted for the printer connection type. It is important to enter LAT in all uppercase letters. (The connection will not be made if you enter lat for the printer connection type.) After you specify LAT, the system prompts you for the baud rate (br). The default is the recommended baud rate for the selected printer.
To use this option: After configuring the general print characteristics, you will be prompted to Enter the printcap symbol you wish to modify... Enter rm and then enter a new vaue of @dpa. Confirm the new value. Enter rp and provide a print queue name, such as "printer1".
printcap(4), latcp(8), MAKEDEV(8), printconfig(8X).
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