ipptool(1) Apple Inc. ipptool(1)
ipptool - perform internet printing protocol requests
ipptool [ --help ] [ --ippserver filename ] [ --stop-after-include-error ] [ --version ] [ -4 ] [ -6 ] [ -C ] [ -E ] [ -I ] [ -L ] [ -P filename.plist ] [ -R ] [ -S ] [ -T seconds ] [ -V version ] [ -X ] [ -c ] [ -d name=value ] [ -f filename ] [ -h ] [ -i seconds ] [ -n repeat-count ] [ -q ] [ -t ] [ -v ] printer-uri testfile [ ... testfile ]
ipptool sends IPP requests to the specified printer-uri and tests and/or displays the results. Each named testfile defines one or more requests, including the expected response status, attributes, and values. Output is either a plain text, formatted text, CSV, or XML report on the standard output, with a non-zero exit status indicating that one or more tests have failed. The testfile format is described in ipptoolfile(5).
The following options are recognized by ipptool: --help Shows program help. --ippserver filename Specifies that the test results should be written to the named ippserver attributes file. --stop-after-include-error Tells ipptool to stop if an error occurs in an included file. Normally ipptool will continue with subsequent tests after the INCLUDE directive. --version Shows the version of ipptool being used. -4 Specifies that ipptool must connect to the printer or server using IPv4. -6 Specifies that ipptool must connect to the printer or server using IPv6. -C Specifies that requests should be sent using the HTTP/1.1 "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" header, which is required for conformance by all versions of IPP. The default is to use "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" for requests with attached files and "Content-Length:" for requests without attached files. -E Forces TLS encryption when connecting to the server using the HTTP "Upgrade" header. -I Specifies that ipptool will continue past errors. -L Specifies that requests should be sent using the HTTP/1.0 "Content-Length:" header, which is required for conformance by all versions of IPP. The default is to use "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" for requests with attached files and "Content-Length:" for requests without attached files. -P filename.plist Specifies that the test results should be written to the named XML (Apple plist) file in addition to the regular test report (-t). This option is incompatible with the -i (interval) and -n (repeat-count) options. -R Retries tests when the "server-error-busy" status code is returned. -S Forces (dedicated) TLS encryption when connecting to the server. -T seconds Specifies a timeout for IPP requests in seconds. -V version Specifies the default IPP version to use: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, or 2.2. If not specified, version 1.1 is used. -X Specifies that XML (Apple plist) output is desired instead of the plain text report. This option is incompatible with the -i (interval) and -n (repeat-count) options. -c Specifies that CSV (comma-separated values) output is desired instead of the plain text output. -d name=value Defines the named variable. -f filename Defines the default request filename for tests. -h Validate HTTP response headers. -i seconds Specifies that the (last) testfile should be repeated at the specified interval. This option is incompatible with the -X (XML plist output) option. -l Specifies that plain text output is desired. -n repeat-count Specifies that the (last) testfile should be repeated the specified number of times. This option is incompatible with the -X (XML plist output) option. -q Be quiet and produce no output. -t Specifies that CUPS test report output is desired instead of the plain text output. -v Specifies that all request and response attributes should be output in CUPS test mode (-t). This is the default for XML output.
The ipptool program returns 0 if all tests were successful and 1 otherwise.
The following standard files are available: color.jpg create-printer-subscription.test document-a4.pdf document-a4.ps document-letter.pdf document-letter.ps get-completed-jobs.test get-jobs.test get-notifications.test get-printer-attributes.test get-subscriptions.test gray.jpg ipp-1.1.test ipp-2.0.test ipp-2.1.test ipp-2.2.test ipp-everywhere.test onepage-a4.pdf onepage-a4.ps onepage-letter.pdf onepage-letter.ps print-job.test print-job-deflate.test print-job-gzip.test testfile.jpg testfile.pcl testfile.pdf testfile.ps testfile.txt validate-job.test
The ipptool program is unique to CUPS and conforms to the Internet Printing Protocol up to version 2.2.
Get a list of completed jobs for "myprinter": ipptool ipp://localhost/printers/myprinter get-completed-jobs.test Send email notifications to "firstname.lastname@example.org" when "myprinter" changes: ipptool -d recipient=mailto:email@example.com \ ipp://localhost/printers/myprinter create-printer-subscription.test
ipptoolfile(5), IANA IPP Registry (http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipp-registrations), PWG Internet Printing Protocol Workgroup (http://www.pwg.org/ipp) RFC 8011 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8011),
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Pages that refer to this page: ippfind(1), ipptoolfile(5)