LPGET(1M) Maintenance Commands LPGET(1M)


NAME


lpget - get printing configuration

SYNOPSIS


lpget [-k key] [destination... | list]


DESCRIPTION


The lpget utility reads printing configuration information from the
configuration databases in $HOME/.printers, /etc/printers.conf, and
printers.conf.byname. This information, called a configuration report, is
displayed to the standard output. See printers(4) and printers.conf(4)
for information about the printer configuration databases.


lpget displays a configuration report for all keys for the specified
destination or destinations by default. Use the -k option to display a
configuration report for specific keys. Use the list operand to display a
configuration report for all configured destinations.

OPTIONS


The following option is supported:

-k key
Displays a configuration report for key. See printers.conf(4)
for information about specifying key.


OPERANDS


The following operands are supported:

destination
Displays a configuration report for destination.
Destination can be either a printer of a class of
printers. See lpadmin(1M). Specify destination using
atomic or POSIX-style (server:destination) names. See
printers.conf (4) for information regarding the naming
conventions for atomic names and standards(5) for
information concerning POSIX.


list
Displays a configuration report for all configured
destinations.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Displaying a Configuration Report for the bsdaddr Key




The following example displays a configuration report for the bsdaddr
key for printer catalpa.


example% lpget -k bsdaddr catalpa


Example 2: A Configuration Report for all Keys for all Configured


Destinations


The following example displays a configuration report for all keys for
all configured destinations.


example% lpget list


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


non-zero
An error occurred.


FILES


/etc/printers.conf
System printer configuration database.


$HOME/.printers
User-configurable printer database.


printers.conf.byname
NIS version of /etc/printers.conf.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+----------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+----------------+-----------------+
|Stability Level | Stable |
+----------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


ldap(1), lp(1), lpc(1B), lpq(1B), lpr(1B), lpstat(1), lpadmin(1M),
lpset(1M), printers(4), printers.conf(4), attributes(5), standards(5)


NOTES


Be mindful of the following if the LDAP database is used as the name
service. If the ldapclient(1M) server is a replica LDAP server, LDAP
printer database updates may not appear immediately, as the replica
server may not not have been updated by the master server and can be out
of sync. For example, a printer that you deleted by using lpset(1M) may
still appear in the printer list you display with lpget until the replica
is updated from the master. Replica servers vary as to how often they are
updated from the master. Refer to the for more information on LDAP
replication.


February 25, 2017 LPGET(1M)