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lpoptions - Unix, Linux Command
NAMElpoptions - display or set printer options and defaults
SYNOPSISlpoptions [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] -d destination[/instance] [ -o option[=value] ] ... [ -o option[=value] ]
lpoptions [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -p destination[/instance] ] -l
lpoptions [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -o option[=value] ] ... [ -o option[=value] ] [ -p destination[/instance] ] -r option
lpoptions [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] -x destination[/instance]
DESCRIPTIONlpoptions displays or sets printer options and defaults. lpoptions shows the default printer options when run with no arguments. Other options include:
|-E||Enables encryption when communicating with the CUPS server.|
|Uses an alternate username.|
|Sets the default printer to destination. If instance is supplied then that particular instance is used. This option overrides the system default printer for the current user.|
|Uses an alternate server.|
|-l||Lists the printer specific options and their current settings.|
|Specifies a new option for the named destination.|
|Sets the destination and instance, if specified, for any options that follow. If the named instance does not exist then it is created.|
|Removes the specified option for the named destination.|
|Removes the options for the named destination and instance, if specified. If the named instance does not exist then this does nothing.|
Options set with the lpoptions command are used by the lp(1) and lpr(1) commands when submitting jobs.
ROOT ACCOUNT OPTIONSWhen run by the root user, lpoptions gets and sets default options and instances for all users in the /etc/cups/lpoptions file.
COMPATIBILITYThe lpoptions command is unique to CUPS.
FILES~/.cups/lpoptions - user defaults and instances created by non-root users.
/etc/cups/lpoptions - system-wide defaults and instances created by the root user.
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