NAME foomatic-configure - the main configuration program of the foomatic printing system.
SYNOPSIS foomatic-configure [OPTION]...
foomatic-configure -n queuename [ -N description ] [ -L loca- tion ] [ -c con- nect ] [ -d driver ] [ -p printer ] [ --ppd ppdfile ] [ -s spooler ] [ -C [ source- spooler ] sourcequeue ] [ -o option1=value1 -o option2 ... ] [ -q ] foomatic-configure -D -n queuename [ -s spooler ] [ -q ]
foomatic-configure -R -n queuename [ -s spooler ] [ -q ]
foomatic-configure -Q [ -s spooler ] [ -n queuename ] [ -r ]
foomatic-configure -P [ -s spooler ] [ -n queue- name ] [ -d driver ] [ -p printer ] [ --ppd ppdfile ] [ index ]
foomatic-configure -X -p printer | -d driver | -p printer -d driver
DESCRIPTION foomatic-configure is a program to set up and configure print queues for every known spooler (CUPS, LPRng, LPD, GNUlpr, PPR, PDQ. CPS, no spooler) and every valid printer/driver combo in the Foomatic database or every PPD file coming with PostScript printers. As RIP filter (Raster Image Processor, translation from PostScript to the native lan- guage of the printer) always foomatic-rip(1) will be used, except for PPD files of PostScript printers under CUPS or PPR, they will be used without RIP filter.
It also comprises half of a programatic API for user tools: you can learn and control everything about the static properties of print queues here. With the sister program foomatic-printjob(1), you can do everything related to the print queues dynamic state: submit jobs, and query, cancel, reorder, and redirect them.
Options -n queuename Configure this print queue
-N Name/Description Use this proper human-readable name/description
-L Location Short phrase describing this printers location
-c connection Printer is connected thusly (ex file:/dev/lp0)
-d driver Foomatic database name for desired printer driver
-p printer Foomatic id for printer
--ppd ppdfile PPD file, for example the one supplied by the manufacturer of a PostScript printer
-s spooler Explicit spooler type (cups, lpd, lprng, pdq, ppr, direct)
-o option=value Set the default of option to value
-o option Turn on option by default
-D Set this queue as the default queue (just give -n queuename)
-R Remove this whole queue entirely (just give -n queuename)
-C [ sourcespooler ] sourcequeue Copy sourcequeue from sourcespooler (or the current one if sourcespooler is not given) into the queue given by -n queue- name (of the current spooler).
-Q Query existing configuration (gives XML summary)
-r List also remotely defined queues (CUPS only)
-P [ index ] Get Perl dump of current configuration (as a Perl array named QUEUES, the first index is index, or zero if index is not given)
-O Print XML Overview of all known printer/drivers (this shows also the Foomatic IDs of the printers)
-X Print XML data for -p printer and/or -d driver object
-q Run quietly
Commands No commands, just options
SEE ALSO foomatic-printjob(1), foomatic-rip(1)
EXIT STATUS foomatic-configure returns 0 if no errors occurred.
AUTHOR Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> for the foomatic project using comments from the source.
BUGS foomatic-configure currently cannot handle printcap files in the lprng style. As lprng can use BSD style printcaps this is not much of a problem, as long as the GUI based print manager lprngtool is not used. The difference between those formats is, that BSD style requires con- tinuation lines in printer definitions to be ended with a colon and the newline character to be escaped with a backslash. Lprng has no such restriction.
To use a printcap file generated or edited with lprngtool with foomatic-configure it is necessary to add :to the end of all but the last line of every printer definition, just as shown below:
#comment # primary printer name lp #alternate names |lp2|lp3 |Example of a printer :sd=/usr/spool/LPD/lp :rw:lp=/dev/lp:mx#100 :
must be converted to:
#comment # primary printer name lp |lp2|lp3 |Example of a printer :sd=/usr/spool/LPD/lp: :rw:lp=/dev/lp:mx#100:
This manpage may be out of date.
Foomatic Project 2002-01-06 FOOMATIC-CONFIGURE(1)