lpc(8)                           Apple Inc.                           lpc(8)

NAME         top

       lpc - line printer control program

SYNOPSIS         top

       lpc [ command [ parameter(s) ] ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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.

       help [command]

       ? [command]
            Displays a short help message.

       quit Exits the command interpreter.

       status [queue]
            Displays the status of one or more printer or class queues.

NOTES         top

       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

SEE ALSO         top

       cancel(1), cupsaccept(8), cupsenable(8), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpr(1),
       lprm(1), lpstat(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT         top

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11 June 2014                        CUPS                              lpc(8)