cupsenable(8) — Linux manual page


cupsenable(8)                  Apple Inc.                  cupsenable(8)

NAME         top

       cupsdisable, cupsenable - stop/start printers and classes

SYNOPSIS         top

       cupsdisable [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -c ] [ -h server[:port] ] [
       -r reason ] [ --hold ] destination(s)
       cupsenable [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -c ] [ -h server[:port] ] [
       --release ] destination(s)

DESCRIPTION         top

       cupsenable starts the named printers or classes while cupsdisable
       stops the named printers or classes.

OPTIONS         top

       The following options may be used:

       -E   Forces encryption of the connection to the server.

       -U username
            Uses the specified username when connecting to the server.

       -c   Cancels all jobs on the named destination.

       -h server[:port]
            Uses the specified server and port.

            Holds remaining jobs on the named printer.  Useful for
            allowing the current job to complete before performing

       -r "reason"
            Sets the message associated with the stopped state.  If no
            reason is specified then the message is set to "Reason

            Releases pending jobs for printing.  Use after running
            cupsdisable with the --hold option to resume printing.

CONFORMING TO         top

       Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to
       contain any printable character except SPACE, TAB, "/", or "#".
       Also, printer and class names are not case-sensitive.

       The System V versions of these commands are disable and enable,
       respectively.  They have been renamed to avoid conflicts with the
       bash(1) build-in commands of the same names.

       The CUPS versions of disable and enable may ask the user for an
       access password depending on the printing system configuration.
       This differs from the System V versions which require the root
       user to execute these commands.

SEE ALSO         top

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

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

COLOPHON         top

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       printing system) project.  Information about the project can be
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26 April 2019                     CUPS                     cupsenable(8)

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