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enable(1)                        User Commands                       enable(1)



NAME
       enable, disable - enable/disable LP printers

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/bin/enable printer...

       /usr/bin/disable [-c | -W]  [ -r [reason]] printer...

DESCRIPTION
       The  enable command activates printers, enabling them to print requests
       submitted by the lp command. enable must be run on the printer server.

       The disable command deactivates printers, disabling them from  printing
       requests submitted by the lp command. By default, any requests that are
       currently printing on printer  will  be  reprinted  in  their  entirety
       either  on printer or another member of the same class of printers. The
       disable command must be run on the print server.

       Use lpstat -p to check the status of printers.

       enable and disable only effect queueing on the print server's  spooling
       system.  Executing  these  commands  from  a client system will have no
       effect on the server.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported for use with disable:

       -c              Cancels any requests that  are  currently  printing  on
                       printer. This option cannot be used with the -W option.
                       If the  printer  is  remote,  the  -c  option  will  be
                       silently ignored.



       -W              Waits until the request currently being printed is fin-
                       ished before disabling printer. This option  cannot  be
                       used  with the -c option. If the printer is remote, the
                       -W option will be silently ignored.



       -r [reason]     Assigns a reason for the disabling of  the  printer(s).
                       This  reason  applies  to  all printers specified. This
                       reason is reported by  lpstat  -p.  Enclose  reason  in
                       quotes  if  it  contains  blanks. The default reason is
                       "unknown reason" for the  existing  printer,  and  "new
                       printer"  for a printer added to the system but not yet
                       enabled.



OPERANDS
       The following operand is supported for both enable and disable:

       printer         The name of the printer  to  be  enabled  or  disabled.
                       Specify printer using atomic name. See printers.conf(4)
                       for information regarding the  naming  conventions  for
                       atomic names.



EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0               Successful completion.



       non-zero        An error occurred.



FILES
       /var/spool/lp/*         LP print queue.



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).   ATTRIBUTE  TYPEATTRIBUTE   VALUE   AvailabilitySUNWpcu
       CSIenabled


SEE ALSO
       lp(1), lpstat(1), printers.conf(4), attributes(5)



SunOS 5.10                        9 Sep 1996                         enable(1)