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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       printconfig  - Used to add, delete, or modify printer configurations

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/sbin/printconfig  [-ui gui  [x resources] | menu]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies the user interface to be invoked.   The  choices
       are:  Specifies  graphical user interface.  Specifies menu

       The x resources are standard X11  resource  options.   For
       more information, see the X(1X) reference page.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Use the Printer Configuration application, printconfig, to
       add, delete, or modify  printer  configurations  for  this
       workstation's local and remote printers.  For each printer
       that you configure, you can choose  the  standard  printer
       configuration or customize the configuration.

       You must have root privileges to run this application.

       The  printconfig  command  has two user interface options:
       Graphical user interface (GUI) Menu interface (Menu)

   Running the Graphical User Interface Option:
       To start printconfig from the graphical user interface, do
       the  following:  Click  on the Application Manager icon on
       the CDE front panel.  Double  click  on  the  System_Admin
       application group icon.  Double click on the Configuration
       application group icon.  Double click on the Print icon.

       To start printconfig from the xterm, enter  the  following
       command from the xterm: /usr/sbin/printconfig

       Note  that the validation checking in the GUI interface is
       more strict than that used by the menu interface.  If  the
       GUI interface rejects an attribute value you believe to be
       acceptable, try the menu interface.

   Running the Menu Interface Option:
       To start the printconfig menu interface, enter the following
 command from the xterm: printconfig -ui menu

       This  option  invokes lprsetup.  For more information, see
       the lprsetup(8) reference page.

   Running Online Help:
       You can view the Printer Configuration online help  volume
       without  running the application. To open the Printer Configuration
 help volume from the command  line,  enter  the
       following  command:  /usr/dt/bin/dthelpview  -helpVolume \

       You can also view online  help  for  this  application  by
       choosing  Help  from the menu bar in the GUI version.  The
       Help pulldown menu is displayed, providing  the  following

       Overview:  Displays  the Overview section of the help volume,
 which describes the purpose of the  application,  how
       to run the application, and how to exit the application.

       Tasks:  Displays  the  Tasks  section  of the help volume,
       which describes how to use the application to perform various

       Reference: Displays the Reference section of the help volume,
 which describes all dialog boxes and dialog box  components
 in the application.

       On  Item: Activates the On Item help functionality by displaying
 a question mark as the cursor.  When the cursor is
       positioned  on  any  component  in the application and you
       click on the component, a Help Viewer window is opened and
       the  help  for  the selected component is displayed in the

       Using Help: Displays the standard CDE instructions on  how
       to use the Help Viewer.

       About: Displays version, copyright, and trademark information
 for the application.

RESTRICTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The following restrictions apply when using older versions
       of  printcap  files,  at Version 3.2 or earlier: In Verion
       4.0 /etc/printcap files, the system assigns printers names
       lp[0-9]*,  [0-9]*,  and  for the default printer, lp . For
       example, the default printer may have a name field such as
       lp0|0|lp|default|declaser3500:...  and another printer may
       be  lp7|7|some_alias|another alias:...  As a  result,  the
       system  will  have difficulty with printers that have less
       than two  names  or  that  use  these  reserved  names  as
       aliases.   Some of the attribute value checking is different.
  For example, some fields that were not required  now
       are,  and some attributes values that were legal no longer
       are.  The printconfig utility requires that  all  comments
       be  associated  with  a  printer.  As  a  result, comments
       appearing after the last printer will be deleted.

       To avoid these problems, invoke printconfig with the  menu
       interface as follows: # printconfig -ui menu

       This  command  invokes  the lprsetup command line utility,
       which is fully compatible with earlier printcap files.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The following example shows how to start  the  printconfig
       menu interface from the command line: printconfig -ui menu

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Contains the current  printer  configurations  printconfig
       modifies  the  contents  of  this  file Contains the known
       printer types and their default attribute values for  creating
 new printer configurations Specifies the environment
       variables that define  the  PRINTCONFIG  configuration  on
       your system

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: lpr(1), latcp(8), lpd(8), rc.config(8)

       Files: printcap(4)

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