enable, disable - enable/disable LP printers
disable [-c] [-r[reason]] printers
The enable command activates the named printers, enabling them to
print requests taken by lp. Use lpstat to find the status of printers
(see lp(1) and lpstat(1)).
disable deactivates the named printers, disabling them from printing
requests taken by lp. 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 lpstat to find the status of printers.
disable recognizes the following options:
-c Cancel any requests that are currently printing on
any of the designated printers.
-r[reason] Associate a reason with the deactivation of the
printers. This reason applies to all printers
mentioned up to the next -r option. If the -r
option is not present or the -r option is given
without a reason, a default reason is used.
reason is reported by lpstat. The maximum length
of the reason message is 80 bytes.
LANG determines the language in which messages are displayed.
If LANG is not specified or is null, it defaults to C (see lang(5)).
If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, all
internationalization variables default to C (see environ(5)).
International Code Set Support
Single- and multibyte character code sets are supported.
Enable printer snowwhite to accept requests:
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Deactivate printer snowwhite and cancel any logged jobs:
disable -c snowwhite
If the restrict cancel feature (selected by the lpadmin -orc option -
see lpadmin(1M)) is enabled, disable ignores the -c option.
enable and disable perform their operation on the local system only.
lp(1), lpstat(1), accept(1M), lpadmin(1M), lpsched(1M), rcancel(1M),
rlp(1M), rlpdaemon(1M), rlpstat(1M).
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