lpoptions displays or sets printer options and defaults. If no
printer is specified using the -p option, the default printer is used
as described in lp(1).
If no -l, -o, or -r options are specified, the current options are
reported on the standard output.
Options set with the lpoptions command are used by the lp(1) and
lpr(1) commands when submitting jobs.
When run by the root user, lpoptions gets and sets default options
and instances for all users in the /etc/cups/lpoptions file.
Otherwise, the per-user defaults are managed in the ~/.cups/lpoptions
lpoptions supports the following options:
-E Enables encryption when communicating with the CUPS server.
Uses an alternate username.
Sets the user default printer to destination. If instance is
supplied then that particular instance is used. This option
overrides the system default printer for the current user.
Uses an alternate server.
-l Lists the printer specific options and their current settings.
Specifies a new option for the named destination.
Sets the destination and instance, if specified, for any options
that follow. If the named instance does not exist then it is
created. Destinations can only be created using the lpadmin(8)
Removes the specified option from the named destination.
Removes the options for the named destination and instance, if
specified. If the named instance does not exist then this does
nothing. Destinations can only be removed using the lpadmin(8)
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