cupsenable(8) Apple Inc. cupsenable(8)NAME
cupsdisable, cupsenable - stop/start printers and classes
SYNOPSIScupsdisable [ -E ] [-U username ] [ -c ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -r rea‐
son ] destination(s)
cupsenable [ -E ] [-U username ] [ -c ] [ -h server[:port] ] destina‐
cupsenable starts the named printers or classes.
cupsdisable stops the named printers or classes. The following options
may be used:
Forces encryption of the connection to the server.
Uses the specified username when connecting to the server.
Cancels all jobs on the named destination.
Uses the specified server and port.
Sets the message associated with the stopped state. If no reason
is specified then the message is set to "Reason Unknown".
Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to con‐
tain any printable character except SPACE, TAB, "/", or "#". Also,
printer and class names are not case-sensitive.
The System V versions of these commands are disable and enable. They
have been renamed to avoid conflicts with the bash(1) build-in command
of the same name.
The CUPS versions of disable and enable may ask the user for an access
password depending on the printing system configuration. This differs
from the System V versions which require the root user to execute these
SEE ALSOaccept(8), cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpstat(1),
Copyright 2007 by Apple Inc.
12 February 2006 Common UNIX Printing System cupsenable(8)