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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       lprsetup - printer set up program

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  lprsetup command provides an interactive facility for
       administrating the printers on your system.  This  utility
       is  the command-line equivalent of printconfig, which is a
       graphical user interface available  in  X-windows  or  the
       Common  Desktop Environment (CDE).  See the printconfig(8)
       reference page for information on invoking  the  graphical
       user  interface.   Note  that  when you invoke printconfig
       from the command line, you have options to run the  interface
 in different formats.  Printer configuration can also
       be performed from  the  SysMan  Menu  and  SysMan  Station

       The  lprsetup program prompts you for the following information
 that is used to set up the printer  for  the  Tru64
       UNIX  system:  The  name  of  the printer The printer type
       (recognized printer types are listed) The device  pathname
       [lp] Printer synonyms (optional) The file to capture print
       job accounting data [af] (optional) The spooler  directory
       [sd]  The  printer error log file [lf] The printer connection
 type [ct] The printer baud rate Other  printcap  symbols
  and  their associated values that you want to change
       Comments (optional)

       The lprsetup program  contains  online  help  and  default
       answers  to  questions about adding, deleting, or changing
       the characteristics of any of the line  printers  on  your
       system.  Whenever  a question is asked, the default selection
 is given in brackets [ ].  You  can  press  Enter  in
       response  to  the question to accept the default, or enter
       an alternate value for the given parameter.

       You can obtain help information at any prompt by  entering
       a  question  mark (?).  After the help information is displayed,
 you are prompted again.

       The lprsetup program uses  the  printer  definition  files
       (*.lpd)  in  the /usr/lbin/lprsetup directory to determine
       the list of supported printers. See  lprsetup.dat(4)  more

       The  program  knows  about all the possible symbols in the
       /etc/printcap file. See printcap(4) for  a  current  list.
       After  you  have entered a printer specification, and have
       verified that it is correct,  lprsetup  then  creates  the
       spooling  directory,  links the output filter, and creates
       an /etc/printcap entry for the new printer.

       If the printer is connected to your system, you must specify
  the  printer  device name which is in the lp printcap

       If lp is set to /dev/ttynn, choose the default setting dev
       when you see the following prompt:

       printer connection type 'ct'

       If you choose dev, you are prompted for the baud rate, br.
       The default is the recommended baud rate for the  selected

       If  lp  is  set to a parallel device, for example /dev/lp0
       the lprsetup program assumes that you  are  setting  up  a
       printer  with  a parallel port, for example, Digital_LG02.
       It does not prompt you for device  type  information,  and
       serial   port  specific  entries  are  not  put  into  the
       /etc/printcap entry.

       If the printer is remote, that is, if it is connected to a
       remote  machine,  you  must set the line printer device to
       NULL (lp=:) and provide the following  information  items:
       Printer  synonyms  Name  of the remote machine Name of the
       remote printer Spooling directory on the local machine

       If the printer is connected to a LAT, you must specify LAT
       when  prompted  for  the  printer  connection type.  It is
       important to enter LAT in  all  uppercase  letters.   (The
       connection  will  not  be  made  if  you enter lat for the
       printer connection type.) After you specify LAT, the  system
  prompts  you  for the baud rate (br).  The default is
       the recommended baud rate for the selected printer.

       If the printer is connected by way  of  TCP/IP,  you  will
       need  to  specify  the network address and port number for
       the device pathname. For example, if the printer  has  the
       IP    address   of   alfie.nic.ccc.com   (or   numerically
       123.321.123.321) and uses port 9100, the  device  pathname
       would    be   @alfie.nic.ccc.com/9100   or,   alternately,

   Configuring Advanced Printing Software    [Toc]    [Back]
       When lprsetup is used under  Advanced  Printing  Software,
       you  must configure an inbound gateway defining the rm and
       rp print symbols in the /etc/printcap file.

       To use this option: After configuring  the  general  print
       characteristics,  you will be prompted to Enter the printcap
 symbol you wish to modify...  Enter rm and then  enter
       a  new vaue of @dpa.  Confirm the new value.  Enter rp and
       provide a print queue name, such as "printer1".

   Configuring Printing on Clusters    [Toc]    [Back]
       All printers are shared in a cluster  in  that  all  print
       queues  are  visible  and, thus, available for job submissions
 from all  cluster members.

       When lprsetup is invoked on a cluster, the value of the on
       print  symbol  depends  on the connection type: Set the on
       value to the name of  the  cluster  member  to  which  the
       printer is connected.  Set the on value to the name of the
       cluster member on whose LAT the printer is connected.  Set
       the  on  value to localhost so that any cluster member can
       run a print queue.

              Alternatively, you can set the on value to  a  list
              of  specified  cluster  members  so that only these
              cluster members may run their own print queues: The
              first  cluster  member  in  the list runs the print
              queue; if it goes down,  the  next  cluster  member
              runs  the print queue, and so on.  You can use this
              method  to  balance  the  print  queues  among  the
              cluster  members or to isolate cluster members from
              this activity.

       Refer to the printcap(4) reference page and Cluster Administration
 guide for more information.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: latcp(8), MAKEDEV(8), printconfig(8), sysman(8),
       sysman_intro(8), sysman_station(8)

       Files: printcap(4), lprsetup.dat(4)

       Network Administration: Connections

       System Administration

       Cluster Administration

       Advanced Printing Software documentation

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