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printconfig(8)						       printconfig(8)


  printconfig -	Used to	add, delete, or	modify printer configurations


  /usr/sbin/printconfig	 [-ui gui  [x resources] | menu]


  -ui Specifies	the user interface to be invoked.  The choices are:

      gui     Specifies	graphical user interface.

      menu    Specifies	menu interface.

  The x	resources are standard X11 resource options.  For more information,
  see the X(1X)	reference page.


  Use the Printer Configuration	application, printconfig, to add, delete, or
  modify printer configurations	for this workstation's local and remote
  printers.  For each printer that you configure, you can choose the standard
  printer configuration	or customize the configuration.

  You must have	root privileges	to run this application.

  The printconfig command has two user interface options:

    +  Graphical user interface	(GUI)

    +  Menu interface (Menu)

  Running the Graphical	User Interface Option:

  To start printconfig from the	graphical user interface, do the following:

   1.  Click on	the Application	Manager	icon on	the CDE	front panel.

   2.  Double click on the System_Admin	application group icon.

   3.  Double click on the Configuration application group icon.

   4.  Double click on the Print icon.

  To start printconfig from the	xterm, enter the following command from	the


  Note that the	validation checking in the GUI interface is more strict	than
  that used by the menu	interface. If the GUI interface	rejects	an attribute
  value	you believe to be acceptable, try the menu interface.

  Running the Menu Interface Option:

  To start the printconfig menu	interface, enter the following command from
  the xterm:

       printconfig -ui menu

  This option invokes lprsetup.	 For more information, see the lprsetup(8)
  reference page.

  Running Online Help:

  You can view the Printer Configuration online	help volume without running
  the application. To open the Printer Configuration help volume from the
  command line,	enter the following command:

       /usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -helpVolume \

  You can also view online help	for this application by	choosing Help from
  the menu bar in the GUI version.  The	Help pulldown menu is displayed, pro-
  viding the following options:

  Overview: Displays the Overview section of the help volume, which describes
  the purpose of the application, how to run the application, and how to exit
  the application.

  Tasks: Displays the Tasks section of the help	volume,	which describes	how
  to use the application to perform various tasks.

  Reference: Displays the Reference section of the help	volume,	which
  describes all	dialog boxes and dialog	box components in the application.

  On Item: Activates the On Item help functionality by displaying a question
  mark as the cursor.  When the	cursor is positioned on	any component in the
  application and you click on the component, a	Help Viewer window is opened
  and the help for the selected	component is displayed in the window.

  Using	Help: Displays the standard CDE	instructions on	how to use the Help

  About: Displays version, copyright, and trademark information	for the


  The following	restrictions apply when	using older versions of	printcap
  files, at Version 3.2	or earlier:

  Aliases that conflict	with system-assigned names
      In Verion	4.0 /etc/printcap files, the system assigns printers names
      lp[0-9]*,	[0-9]*,	and for	the default printer, lp	. For example, the
      default printer may have a name field such as
      lp0|0|lp|default|declaser3500:...	and another printer may	be
      lp7|7|some_alias|another alias:...  As a result, the system will have
      difficulty with printers that have less than two names or	that use
      these reserved names as aliases.

  Altered attribute validation
      Some of the attribute value checking is different.  For example, some
      fields that were not required now	are, and some attributes values	that
      were legal no longer are.

  Trailing comments
      The printconfig utility requires that all	comments be associated with a
      printer. As a result, comments appearing after the last printer will be

  To avoid these problems, invoke printconfig with the menu interface as fol-

       # printconfig -ui menu

  This command invokes the lprsetup command line utility,  which is fully
  compatible with earlier printcap files.


  The following	example	shows how to start the printconfig menu	interface
  from the command line:

       printconfig -ui menu


      Contains the current printer configurations printconfig modifies the
      contents of this file

      Contains the known printer types and their default attribute values for
      creating new printer configurations

      Specifies	the environment	variables that define the PRINTCONFIG confi-
      guration on your system


  Commands: lpr(1), latcp(8), lpd(8), rc.config(8)

  Files: printcap(4)