Man Linux: Main Page and Category List


       printers.conf - printer configuration file for cups


       The  printers.conf  file defines the local printers that are available.
       It is normally located in the  /etc/cups  directory  and  is  generated
       automatically  by  the  cupsd(8)  program  when  printers  are added or

       Each line in the file can be a configuration directive, a  blank  line,
       or a comment. Comment lines start with the # character.


       <Printer name> ... </Printer>
            Defines a specific printer.

       <DefaultPrinter name> ... </Printer>
            Defines a default printer.

       Accepting Yes

       Accepting No
            Specifies whether the printer is accepting new jobs.

       AllowUser [ user @group ... ]
            Allows specific users and groups to print to the printer.

       DenyUser [ user @group ... ]
            Prevents specific users and groups from printing to the printer.

       DeviceURI uri
            Specifies the device URI for a printer.

       ErrorPolicy abort-job

       ErrorPolicy retry-current-job

       ErrorPolicy retry-job

       ErrorPolicy stop-printer
            Specifies the error policy for the printer.

       Info text
            Specifies human-readable text describing the printer.

       JobSheets banner banner
            Specifies the banner pages to use for the printer.

       KLimit number
            Specifies the job-k-limit value for the printer.

       Location text
            Specifies  human-readable  text  describing  the  location  of the

       OpPolicy name
            Specifies the operation policy for the printer.

       PageLimit number
            Specifies the job-page-limit value for the printer.

       PortMonitor monitor
            Specifies the port monitor for a printer.

       QuotaPeriod seconds
            Specifies the job-quota-period value for the printer.

       Shared Yes

       Shared No
            Specifies whether the printer is shared.

       State idle

       State stopped
            Specifies the initial state of the printer (Idle or Stopped)

       StateMessage text
            Specifies the message associated with the state.

       StateTime seconds
            Specifies the date/time associated with the state.


       classes.conf(5), cupsd(8), cupsd.conf(5), mime.convs(5), mime.types(5),


       Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.