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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     chkprintcap -- check validity of entries in the print spooler database

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     chkprintcap [-d] [-f printcap]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The chkprintcap utility scans a printcap(5) database (named by the
     printcap argument, or by default /etc/printcap), looking for entries
     which are invalid in one way or another.  The following checks are currently

	   1.	`tc=' references were properly expanded

	   2.	`tc=' references did not form a loop

	   3.	No two printers share the same spool directory (`sd=' capability).

     The chkprintcap utility exits with a status equal to the number of errors
     encountered before processing stopped.  (In some cases, processing can
     stop before the entire file is scanned.)

     If the -d flag is given, chkprintcap will attempt to create any missing
     spool directories, giving them `u=rwx,go=rx' (0755) mode, group `daemon',
     and the owner specified by the `du=' capability in the database (default
     1, which corresponds to user `daemon').

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     lpr(1), printcap(5), lpd(8)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The chkprintcap utility was written by Garrett A. Wollman

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Not enough sanity-checking is done.  At a minimum, the ownership and mode
     of the spool directories should also be checked.  Other parameters whose
     value could cause lpd(8) to fail should be diagnosed.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       November 30, 1997		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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