cupsd(8)                         Apple Inc.                         cupsd(8)

NAME         top

       cupsd - cups scheduler

SYNOPSIS         top

       cupsd [ -c cupsd.conf ] [ -f ] [ -F ] [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -s cups-
       files.conf ] [ -t ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       cupsd is the scheduler for CUPS. It implements a printing system
       based upon the Internet Printing Protocol, version 2.1, and supports
       most of the requirements for IPP Everywhere. If no options are
       specified on the command-line then the default configuration file
       /etc/cups/cupsd.conf will be used.

OPTIONS         top

       -c cupsd.conf
            Uses the named cupsd.conf configuration file.

       -f   Run cupsd in the foreground; the default is to run in the
            background as a "daemon".

       -F   Run cupsd in the foreground but detach the process from the
            controlling terminal and current directory. This is useful for
            running cupsd from init(8).

       -h   Shows the program usage.

       -l   This option is passed to cupsd when it is run from launchd(8) or

       -s cups-files.conf
            Uses the named cups-files.conf configuration file.

       -t   Test the configuration file for syntax errors.

FILES         top


CONFORMING TO         top

       cupsd implements all of the required IPP/2.1 attributes and
       operations. It also implements several CUPS-specific administrative

EXAMPLES         top

       Run cupsd in the background with the default configuration file:


       Test a configuration file called test.conf:

           cupsd -t -c test.conf

       Run cupsd in the foreground with a test configuration file called

           cupsd -f -c test.conf

SEE ALSO         top

       backend(7), classes.conf(5), cups(1), cups-files.conf(5),
       cups-lpd(8), cupsd.conf(5), cupsd-helper(8), cupsd-logs(8),
       filter(7), launchd(8), mime.convs(5), mime.types(5),
       printers.conf(5), systemd(8), CUPS Online Help

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2017 by Apple Inc.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the CUPS (a standards-based, open source
       printing system) project.  Information about the project can be found
       at ⟨⟩.  If you have a bug report for this manual
       page, see ⟨⟩.  This page was obtained from the
       project's upstream Git repository ⟨⟩ on
       2017-04-25.  If you discover any rendering problems in this HTML ver‐
       sion of the page, or you believe there is a better or more up-to-date
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       ual page), send a mail to

12 February 2016                    CUPS                            cupsd(8)

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