lprsetup(8)lprsetup(8)Namelprsetup - printer spooler set up program
The command provides an interactive easy-to-use facility for adminis‐
trating the line printers on your system. The program contains on-line
help and default answers to questions about adding, deleting, or chang‐
ing the characteristics of any of the line printers on your system.
Whenever a question is asked, the default selection is given in ] .
You can press Return in response to the question to accept the default,
or enter an alternate value for the given parameter.
The program knows about all of the possible symbols in the file. See
for a current list. After you have entered a printer specification,
and have verified that it is correct, then creates the spooling direc‐
tory, links the output filter, and creates an entry for the new
If the printer is connected to your system, you must specify the
printer device name which is in the lp printcap entry.
If lp is set to nn you are prompted to choose between or If your
printer is connected to a port on your system, choose the default set‐
ting, If you choose you are prompted for the baud rate, br. The
default is the recommended baud rate for the printer.
If you want to set up your printer to a LAT line, choose the option.
At this point, proceeds only if you have chosen a valid LAT device for
lp. It assumes that the LAT device has been configured for host initi‐
ated connections using If it has not, you must do this before the queue
works. For information about how to set up a LAT line, see Chapter 3
of the Guide to Ethernet Communications Servers.
If lp is set to another device, for example the program assumes that
you are setting up a printer with a parallel port, for example, It does
not prompt you for device type information, and serial port specific
entries are not put into the entry.
See Alsoprintcap(5), lpc(8), MAKEDEV(8)
Guide to Ethernet Communications Servers
Guide to System Environment Setup