enable, disable - enable/disable LP printers
The command activates the named printers, enabling them to print
requests taken by Use to find the status of printers (see lp(1) and
deactivates the named printers, disabling them from printing requests
taken by By default, any requests that are currently printing on the
designated printers are reprinted in their entirety either on the same
printer or on another member of the same class. Use to find the status
recognizes the following options:
Cancel any requests that are currently printing
on any of the designated printers.
Associate a reason with the deactivation of the printers.
This reason applies to all printers mentioned up
to the next option. If the option is not present
or the option is given without a reason, a
default reason is used. reason is reported by
The maximum length of the reason message is 80
bytes. reason message of length greater than 80
bytes is truncated to 80 bytes.
determines the language in which messages are displayed.
If is not specified or is null, it defaults to (see lang(5)).
If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, all
internationalization variables default to (see environ(5)).
International Code Set Support
Single- and multibyte character code sets are supported.
Enable printer to accept requests:
Deactivate printer and cancel any logged jobs:
If the restrict cancel feature (selected by the option — see lpad‐
min(1M)) is enabled, and the user is neither administrator nor the
owner of the currently printing request on the designated printer,
ignores the option.
and perform their operation on the local system only.
FILESSEE ALSOlp(1), lpstat(1), accept(1M), lpadmin(1M), lpsched(1M), rcancel(1M),
rlp(1M), rlpdaemon(1M), rlpstat(1M).