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       foomatic-configure  -  the  main	 configuration program of the foomatic
       printing system.

       foomatic-configure [OPTION]...

       foomatic-configure -n queuename [ -N description ] [ -L loca‐
       tion ] [ -c con‐
       nect ] [ -d driver ] [ -p printer ] [ --ppd ppdfile ] [ -s spooler ] [ -C [ source‐
       spooler ] sourcequeue ] [ -o option1=value1 -o option2 ... ] [ -q ]
       foomatic-configure -D -n queuename [ -s spooler ] [ -q ]

       foomatic-configure -R -n queuename [ -s spooler ] [ -q ]

       foomatic-configure -Q  [ -s spooler ] [ -n queuename ] [ -r ]

       foomatic-configure -P  [ -s spooler ] [ -n queue‐
       name ] [ -d driver ] [ -p printer ] [ --ppd ppdfile ] [ index ]

       foomatic-configure -X -p printer | -d driver | -p printer -d driver

       foomatic-configure -O

       foomatic-configure -h

       foomatic-configure --help

       foomatic-configure  is  a  program to set up and configure print queues
       for every known spooler (CUPS, LPRng, LPD, GNUlpr, PPR,	PDQ.  CPS,  no
       spooler)	 and every valid printer/driver combo in the Foomatic database
       or every PPD file  coming  with	PostScript  printers.  As  RIP	filter
       (Raster Image Processor, translation from PostScript to the native lan‐
       guage of the printer) always foomatic-rip(1) will be used,  except  for
       PPD  files  of PostScript printers under CUPS or PPR, they will be used
       without RIP filter.

       It also comprises half of a programatic API for	user  tools:  you  can
       learn  and  control  everything	about  the  static properties of print
       queues here. With the sister program foomatic-printjob(1), you  can  do
       everything related to the print queue's dynamic state: submit jobs, and
       query, cancel, reorder, and redirect them.

       -n queuename
		 Configure this print queue

       -N Name/Description
		 Use this proper human-readable name/description

       -L Location
		 Short phrase describing this printer's location

       -c connection
		 Printer is connected thusly (ex file:/dev/lp0)

       -d driver Foomatic database name for desired printer driver

       -p printer
		 Foomatic id for printer

       --ppd ppdfile
		 PPD file, for example the one supplied by the manufacturer of
		 a PostScript printer

       -s spooler
		 Explicit spooler type (cups, lpd, lprng, pdq, ppr, direct)

       -o option=value
		 Set the default of option to value

       -o option Turn on option by default

       -D	 Set this queue as the default queue (just give -n queuename)

       -R	 Remove this whole queue entirely (just give -n queuename)

       -C [ sourcespooler ] sourcequeue
		 Copy  sourcequeue  from  sourcespooler (or the current one if
		 sourcespooler is not given) into the queue given by -n queue‐
		 name (of the current spooler).

       -Q	 Query existing configuration (gives XML summary)

       -r	 List also remotely defined queues (CUPS only)

       -P [ index ]
		 Get Perl dump of current configuration (as a Perl array named
		 QUEUES, the first index is index, or zero  if	index  is  not

       -O	 Print	XML  Overview of all known printer/drivers (this shows
		 also the Foomatic IDs of the printers)

       -X	 Print XML data for -p printer and/or -d driver object

       -q	 Run quietly

       No commands, just options

       foomatic-printjob(1), foomatic-rip(1)

       foomatic-configure returns 0 if no errors occurred.

       Manfred	Wassmann  <>  for	the   foomatic
       project using comments from the source.

       foomatic-configure  currently cannot handle printcap files in the lprng
       style.  As lprng can use BSD style printcaps this  is  not  much	 of  a
       problem,	 as long as the GUI based print manager lprngtool is not used.
       The difference between those formats is, that BSD style	requires  con‐
       tinuation lines in printer definitions to be ended with a colon and the
       newline character to be escaped with a backslash.  Lprng	 has  no  such

       To  use	a  printcap  file  generated  or  edited  with	lprngtool with
       foomatic-configure it is necessary to add :\ to the end of all but  the
       last line of every printer definition, just as shown below:

       # primary printer name
       #alternate names
	|Example of a printer

       must be converted to:

       # primary printer name
	|Example of a printer\

       This manpage may be out of date.

Foomatic Project		  2002-01-06		 FOOMATIC-CONFIGURE(1)

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