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lprsetup(8)							  lprsetup(8)


  lprsetup - printer spooler set up program




  The lprsetup command provides	an interactive facility	for administrating
  the line printers on your system. This utility is also the command-line
  version of printconfig, a graphical user interface available in X-windows
  or the Common	Desktop	Environment (CDE).  See	the printconfig(8) reference
  page for information on invoking the graphical user interface.  Note that
  when you invoke printconfig from the command line, you have options to run
  the interface	in different formats.  Printer configuration can also be per-
  formed from the SysMan Menu and SMS interfaces.

  The lprsetup program contains	online help and	default	answers	to questions
  about	adding,	deleting, or changing the characteristics of any of the	line
  printers on your system. Whenever a question is asked, the default selec-
  tion is given	in brackets [ ].  You can press	Return in response to the
  question to accept the default, or enter an alternate	value for the given

  You can obtain help information at any prompt	by entering a question mark
  (?).	After the help information is displayed, you are reprompted.

  The lprsetup program uses the	/etc/lprsetup.dat file to determine the	list
  of supported printers. See lprsetup.dat(4) for a current list	of supported

  The program knows about all of the possible symbols in the /etc/printcap
  file.	See printcap(4)	for a current list. After you have entered a printer
  specification, and have verified that	it is correct, lprsetup	then creates
  the spooling directory, links	the output filter, and creates an
  /etc/printcap	entry for the new printer.

  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 /dev/ttynn, choose the default setting dev when you see the
  following prompt:

       printer connection type 'ct'

  If you choose	dev, you are prompted for the baud rate, br.  The default is
  the recommended baud rate for	the selected printer.

  If lp	is set to another device, for example /dev/lp0 the lprsetup program
  assumes that you are setting up a printer with a parallel port, for exam-
  ple, lg02. It	does not prompt	you for	device type information, and serial
  port specific	entries	are not	put into the /etc/printcap entry.

  If the printer is remote, that is, if	it is connected	to a remote machine,
  you must set the line	printer	device to NULL (lp=:) and provide the follow-
  ing information items:

    +  Printer synonyms

    +  Name of the remote machine

    +  Name of the remote printer

    +  Spooling	directory on the local machine

  If the printer is connected to a LAT,	you must specify LAT when prompted
  for the printer connection type.  It is important to enter LAT in all
  uppercase letters.  (The connection will not be made if you enter lat	for
  the printer connection type.)	After you specify LAT, the system prompts you
  for the baud rate (br).  The default is the recommended baud rate for	the
  selected printer.

  Configuring Compaq Advanced Printing Software

  When lprsetup	is used	under Compaq Advanced Printing Software, you must
  configure an inbound gateway defining	the rm and rp print symbols in the
  /etc/printcap	file.

  To use this option:

    +  After configuring the general print characteristics, you	will be
       prompted	to Enter the printcap symbol you wish to modify...

    +  Enter rm	and then enter a new vaue of @dpa.  Confirm the	new value.

    +  Enter rp	and provide a print queue name,	such as	"printer1".

  Configuring Printing on Clusters

  When lprsetup	is invoked on a	cluster, additional options are	available
  which	enable you to setup and	administer cluster-wide	printing.   The	on
  print	symbol is used in the /etc/printcap file to specify:

    +  localhost, for networked	(TCP/IP) printers

    +  Cluster member (host) names on which the	print queue will be shared

  Refer	to the printcap(4) reference page and Cluster Administration guide
  for more information.


  Commands: latcp(8), MAKEDEV(8), printconfig(8), sysman(8), sysman_intro(8),

  Files: printcap(4), lprsetup.dat(4)

  Network Administration: Connections

  System Administration

  Cluster Administration

  Compaq Advanced Printing Software documentation