1. NAME

foomatic-printjob - manage printer jobs in a spooler-independent fashion

2. SYNOPSIS

foomatic-printjob [ -s spooler ] [ -P queuename ]

[ -o option1=value1 -o option2 ... ] [ -i ]

[ file1 file2 ... ]

foomatic-printjob -Q [ -s spooler ] [ -P queuename ] [ -i ] [ -a ]

[ user1 user2 ... ]

foomatic-printjob -R [ -s spooler ] [ -P queuename ] [ -i ]

[ - | jobid1 jobid2 ... ]

foomatic-printjob -C [ -s spooler ] [ -i ] command [ arguments ]

foomatic-printjob -S [ -s spooler ] [ -i ]

foomatic-printjob -h [ -s spooler ] [ -P queuename ] [ -i ]

3. DESCRIPTION

foomatic-printjob provides a spooler-independent interface to creating and managing printer jobs and print queues. Note that the first argument changes the mode of the command, as it combines the functionality of several System V-style printing commands.

3.1. OPTIONS

  • -s spooler
              Explicit spooler type.
  • -P queuename
              Any commands specified should apply to this queue instead of the default.
  • -o option=value
              Set option to value
  • -o option
              Set the switch option
  • -# n
              Print n copies
  • file1  file2  ...
              Files to be printed, when no file is given, standard input will be printed
  • -Q
              Query the jobs in a queue. If a list of users is specified, only those users' jobs will be queried.
  • -Q -a
              Query the jobs in all queues. If a list of users is specified, only those users' jobs will be queried.
  • -R [ - | jobid1 jobid2 ... ]
              Remove a job from a queue. Using - will remove all jobs.
  • -C command [ arguments ]
              Execute control commands for queue/job manipulation. The commands are the ones of the BSD "lpc" utility. Use the control command "help" to get a list of supported commands. Note: the amount of commands varies with the spooler, but the same commands given under different spoolers do the same thing.
  • -i
              Interactive mode: You will be asked if foomatic-printjob is in doubt about something. Otherwise foomatic-printjob uses auto-detection or quits with an error.
  • -S
              Save the chosen spooler as the default spooler
  • -h
              Show this message or show a list of available options if a queue is specified

4. SEE ALSO

foomatic-configure(1) and the documentation for your print spooler.

5. AUTHOR

Manfred Wassmann <\ \fR> and Chris Lawrence <\ \fR> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.

6. BUGS

This manpage still needs some editing.