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lpoptions(1)                   Apple Inc.                   lpoptions(1)

NAME         top

       lpoptions - display or set printer options and defaults

SYNOPSIS         top

       lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] -d destination[/instance] [
       -l ]
       lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -p destination[/instance]
       ] -o option[=value] ...
       lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -p destination[/instance]
       ] -r option
       lpoptions [ -E ] [ -h server[:port] ] -x destination[/instance]

DESCRIPTION         top

       lpoptions displays or sets printer options and defaults.  If no
       printer is specified using the -p option, the default printer is
       used as described in lp(1).

       If no -l, -o, or -r options are specified, the current options
       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.

       When run by the root user, lpoptions gets and sets default
       options and instances for all users in the /etc/cups/lpoptions
       file.  Otherwise, the per-user defaults are managed in the
       ~/.cups/lpoptions file.

OPTIONS         top

       lpoptions supports the following options:

       -E   Enables encryption when communicating with the CUPS server.

       -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

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

       -l   Lists the printer specific options and their current

       -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.  Destinations can only be created using
            the lpadmin(8) program.

       -r option
            Removes the specified option from 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.  Destinations can only be removed using
            the lpadmin(8) command.

FILES         top

       ~/.cups/lpoptions - user defaults and instances created by non-
       root users.
       /etc/cups/lpoptions - system-wide defaults and instances created
       by the root user.

CONFORMING TO         top

       The lpoptions command is unique to CUPS.

SEE ALSO         top

       cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpr(1), lprm(1), CUPS Online Help

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

COLOPHON         top

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26 April 2019                     CUPS                      lpoptions(1)

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