cupsctl(8)                       Apple Inc.                       cupsctl(8)

NAME         top

       cupsctl - configure cupsd.conf options

SYNOPSIS         top

       cupsctl [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] [
       --[no-]debug-logging ] [ --[no-]remote-admin ] [ --[no-]remote-any ]
       [ --[no-]share-printers ] [ --[no-]user-cancel-any ] [ name=value ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       cupsctl updates or queries the cupsd.conf file for a server. When no
       changes are requested, the current configuration values are written
       to the standard output in the format "name=value", one per line.

OPTIONS         top

       The following options are recognized:

       -E   Enables encryption on the connection to the scheduler.

       -U username
            Specifies an alternate username to use when authenticating with
            the scheduler.

       -h server[:port]
            Specifies the server address.

            Enables (disables) debug logging to the error_log file.

            Enables (disables) remote administration.

            Enables (disables) printing from any address, e.g., the

            Enables (disables) sharing of local printers with other

            Allows (prevents) users to cancel jobs owned by others.

EXAMPLES         top

       Display the current settings:


       Enable debug logging:

           cupsctl --debug-logging

       Get the current debug logging state:

           cupsctl | grep '^_debug_logging' | awk -F= '{print $2}'

       Disable printer sharing:

           cupsctl --no-share-printers

KNOWN ISSUES         top

       You cannot set the Listen or Port directives using cupsctl.

SEE ALSO         top

       cupsd.conf(5), cupsd(8),
       CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2018 by Apple Inc.

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30 May 2016                         CUPS                          cupsctl(8)

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