chkprintcap -- check validity of entries in the print spooler database
chkprintcap [-d] [-f printcap]
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').
lpr(1), printcap(5), lpd(8)
The chkprintcap utility was written by Garrett A. Wollman
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 [ Back ]