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lpc(8)									lpc(8)

Name
       lpc - line printer control program

Syntax
       /etc/lpc [ command [ argument...	 ] ]

Description
       The  program  is used by the system administrator to control the opera‐
       tion of the line printer system.	 For each line printer with  an	 entry
       in the file, may be used to start/stop several different functions.

       Without	any  arguments,	 prompts for commands from the standard input.
       If arguments are supplied, interprets the first argument as  a  command
       and the remaining arguments as parameters to the command.  The standard
       input may be redirected causing to read commands from file.   The  com‐
       mands  and  their parameters are shown below.  Commands may be abbrevi‐
       ated.

       ? [ command... ]
       help [ command... ]

	      Prints a short description of  each  command  specified  in  the
	      argument list, or, if no arguments are given, a list of the rec‐
	      ognized commands.

       abort [ all ] [ printer... ]

	      Terminates an active spooling daemon on the local	 host  immedi‐
	      ately  and  then	disables printing (preventing new daemons from
	      being started by for the specified printers.

       clean [ all ] [ printer... ]

	      Removes all files beginning with ``cf'', ``tf'', or ``df''  from
	      the specified printer queue(s) on the local machine.

       enable [ all ] [ printer... ]

	      Enables  spooling	 on  the  local queue for the listed printers.
	      This will allow to put new jobs in the spool queue.

       exit
       quit

	      Exits from

       disablefR [ all ] [ printer... ]

	      Turns off the  specified	printer	 queues.   This	 prevents  new
	      printer jobs from being entered into the queue by

       restart [ all ] [ printer... ]

	      Attempts	to  start  a  new printer daemon.  This is useful when
	      some abnormal condition causes the daemon	 to  die  unexpectedly
	      leaving  jobs  in the queue.  The command will report that there
	      is no daemon present when this condition occurs.

       start [ all ] [ printer... ]

	      Enables printing and starts a spooling  daemon  for  the	listed
	      printers.	  This	command	 also creates an file in the printer's
	      spool directory.	The file can be used by filters as an initial‐
	      ization flag.

       status [ all ] [ printer... ]

	      Displays the status of daemons and queues on the local machine.

       stop [ all ] [ printer... ]

	      Stops a spooling daemon after the current job completes and dis‐
	      ables printing.

       topq printer [ jobnum... ] [ user... ]

	      Places the jobs in the order listed at the top  of  the  printer
	      queue.

Diagnostics
       ?Ambiguous command
       Abbreviation matches more than on command.

       ?Invalid command
       No match was found.

       ?Privileged command
       The command can only be executed by root.

Files
       Printer description file

       Spool directories

       Lock file for queue control

See Also
       lpq(1), lpr(1), lprm(1), printcap(5), lpd(8)

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