printconfig - Used to add, delete, or modify printer configurations
/usr/sbin/printconfig [-ui gui [x resources]|menu]
Specifies the user interface to be invoked. The choices are: Specifies graphical user interface. Specifies menu interface.
The x resources are standard X11 resource options. For more information,
Use the Printer Configuration application, printconfig, to add, delete, or modify printer configurations for this workstation's local and remote printers. For each printer that you configure, you can choose the standard printer configuration or customize the configuration.
You must have root privileges to run this application.
command has two user interface options:
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Menu interface (Menu)
To start printconfig from the graphical user interface, do the following: Click on the Application Manager icon on the CDE front panel. Double click on the System_Admin application group icon. Double click on the Configuration application group icon. Double click on the Print icon.
To start printconfig from the xterm, enter the following command from the xterm: /usr/sbin/printconfig
Note that the validation checking in the GUI interface is more strict
than that used by the menu interface. If the GUI interface rejects an attribute
value you believe to be acceptable, try the menu interface.
To start the printconfig menu interface, enter the following command from the xterm: printconfig -ui menu
This option invokes
lprsetup. For more information,
You can view the Printer Configuration online help volume without running the application. To open the Printer Configuration help volume from the command line, enter the following command: /usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -helpVolume \ /usr/dt/appconfig/help/C/PrintConfig.sdl
You can also view online help for this application by choosing Help
from the menu bar in the GUI version. The Help pulldown menu is displayed,
providing the following options:
Displays the Overview section of the help volume, which describes
the purpose of the application, how to run the application, and how to exit
Displays the Tasks section of the help volume, which describes
how to use the application to perform various tasks.
Displays the Reference section of the help volume, which describes
all dialog boxes and dialog box components in the application.
Activates the On Item help functionality by displaying a question
mark as the cursor. When the cursor is positioned on any component in the
application and you click on the component, a Help Viewer window is opened
and the help for the selected component is displayed in the window.
Displays the standard CDE instructions on how to use the Help
Displays version, copyright, and trademark information for
The following example shows how to start the printconfig menu interface from the command line: printconfig -ui menu
Contains the current printer configurations
modifies the contents of this file
Contains the known printer types and their default attribute
values for creating new printer configurations
Specifies the environment variables that define the
configuration on your system
Commands: latcp(8), lpr(1), lpd(8), rc.config(8).