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lpoptions(1)                                     Apple Inc.                                     lpoptions(1)



NAME
       lpoptions - display or set printer options and defaults

SYNOPSIS
       lpoptions [ -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]

DESCRIPTION
       lpoptions 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.

       -U username
            Uses an alternate username.

       -d destination[/instance]
            Sets the user 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.

       -h server[:port]
            Uses an alternate server.

       -l
            Lists the printer specific options and their current settings.

       -o option[=value]
            Specifies a new option for the named destination.

       -p destination[/instance]
            Sets  the  destination  and  instance,  if  specified, for any options that follow. If the named
            instance does not exist then it is created.

       -r option
            Removes the specified option for the named destination.

       -x destination[/instance]
            Removes the options for the named destination and instance, if specified. If the named  instance
            does not exist then this does nothing.

       If  no  options are specified using the -o option, then the current options for the named printer are
       reported on the standard output.

       Options set with the lpoptions command are used by the lp(1)  and  lpr(1)  commands  when  submitting
       jobs.

ROOT ACCOUNT OPTIONS
       When run by the root user, lpoptions gets and sets default options and instances for all users in the
       /etc/cups/lpoptions file.

COMPATIBILITY
       The 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.

SEE ALSO
       cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpr(1),
       http://localhost:631/help

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc.



8 July 2013                                         CUPS                                        lpoptions(1)

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