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lpc(8)                         Apple Inc.                         lpc(8)

NAME         top

       lpc - line printer control program (deprecated)

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

       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

       This program is deprecated and will be removed in a future
       feature release of CUPS.

       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 functionality.

SEE ALSO         top

       cancel(1), cupsaccept(8), cupsenable(8), lp(1), lpadmin(8),
       lpr(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1), CUPS Online Help

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

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26 April 2019                     CUPS                            lpc(8)