lpc provides limited control over printer and class queues provided
by CUPS. It can also be used to query the state of queues.
If no command is specified on the command-line, lpc displays a prompt
and accepts commands from the standard input.
The lpc program accepts a subset of commands accepted by the Berkeley
lpc program of the same name:
exit Exits the command interpreter.
Displays a short help message.
quit Exits the command interpreter.
Displays the status of one or more printer or class queues.
Since lpc is geared towards the Berkeley printing system, it is
impossible to use lpc to configure printer or class queues provided
by CUPS. To configure printer or class queues you must use the
lpadmin(8) command or another CUPS-compatible client with that
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