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Manual Reference Pages  -  GTKLP (1)

NAME

gtklp - print files via CUPS

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

gtklp [-P|-d printer] [-c configdir] [-S|-h server] [-p port] [-l] [-D] [-V] [-b] [-i] [-H] [-C] [-U user] [-#|-n n] [-E] [-q priority] [-t|-J jobname] [-o option=value ... ][file(s)]

lp [-d printer] [-S|-h server] [-p port] [-D] [-V] [-b] [-U user] [-#|-n n] [-E] [-q priority] [-t|-J jobname] [-P page-list [-H handling] [-X] [-o option=value ... ][file(s)]

lpr [-P|-d printer] [-S|-h server] [-p port] [-D] [-V] [-b] [-U user] [-#|-n n] [-E] [-q priority] [-t|-J|-C|-T jobname] [-X] [-o option=value ... ][file(s)]

DESCRIPTION

GtkLP is an graphical frontend for CUPS, the Common UNIX Printing System.
It is used to have an easy (and graphical) access to all of the many options of cups-managed printers.

OPTIONS

The following options are recognized by gtklp:
-P printer
  Use printer as default destination.
-d printer
  This option is equivalent to "-P".
-c configdir
  Use configdir to set an alternative path to the configfiles for GtkLP.
-S server
  The name of the CUPS-Server.
-h server
  The same as -S.
-p port The port of CUPS-Server, 631 per default.
-l Only list the chosen options as a list of commandline-parameters for lpr.
Nice for scripting purposes...
-D Debug.
-V Displays the version of GtkLP.
-b Use builtin defaults instead of saved options
-i Ignore data on stdin.
Sometimes useful, e.g. for printing from some versions of the Acrobat Reader.
-U user The name of the cups-User to use.
-# n Make n copies per default.
-n n The same as -#.
-H Help
-C Force console-mode
-o option=value
  Specify extra options, same syntax as lpr
-E Forces encryption when connecting to the server.
-q priority
  Specify the priority of the print job, from 1 (lowest) to 100 (highest)
-t jobname
  Specify the jobname
-J jobname
  The same as -t.
If called as lp, the following options differ from GtkLP‘s options:
-X Force X-Mode, even if GTKLP_FORCEX is not set to 1
-P page-list
  Specifies which pages to print in the document. The list can contain a list of numbers and ranges (#-#) separated by commas (e.g. 1,3-5,16).
-H handling
  Specifies when the job should be printed. A value of immediate will print the file immediately, a value of hold will hold the job indefinitely, and a time value (HH:MM) will hold the job until the specified time. (does this option work ?)
If called as lpr, the following options differ from GtkLP‘s options:
-X Force X-Mode, even if GTKLP_FORCEX is not set to 1
-C jobname
  Specify the jobname
-T jobname
  The same as -C.
-p Specifies that the print file should be formatted with a shaded header with the date, time, job name, and page number. This option is equivalent to "-oprettyprint" and is only useful when printing text files.
-l Specifies that the print file is already formatted for the destination and should be sent without filtering. This option is equivalent to "-oraw".
Some other options from systemv‘s lp and berkeley‘s lpr are ignored without error message

PATHS

GtkLP looks for config-files under
<configdir>
then under
$HOME/.gtklp/
and at last under
/etc/gtklp/.

To hide Printers from users, use the following pathes:
/etc/gtklp/accept/
/etc/gtklp/deny/
$HOME/.gtklp/

Just put an empty file with the name of the printer the user should see by default to accept, put an empty file with the name of the printer the user should never see to deny. If only accept exists, all but the accepted printers are allowed. If only deny exists, all but the denied printers are accepted.
All users can deny accepted printers, but they can’t unhide denied ones.

SPECIAL

In GtkLP you can define a browser to open the help URL, the CUPS-Homepage and so on. Just use the your favorite HTML browser. The first $1 in command-line will be substituted by the URL.

If you can’t connect to an X-Server, GtkLP acts as console-lpr.

If called as lpr, or lp, GtkLP acts on console and has some other command-line parameters, see above.

VARIABLES

You can set the following environment variables to influence the behaviour of GtkLP:
CUPS_SERVER
  The default CUPS-server to connect to
IPP_PORT
  The default Port of the CUPS-server to connect to
PRINTER
  The default printer to use
GTKLP_FORCEX
  Set to 1 to force X-Mode for lpr and lp

ERROR

GtkLP produces the following Error-Codes:
0 normal program termination
1 small error, wrong parameters, etc.
2 Server Problems, server not found, no default printer found, etc.
3 BAD error. Fields declared too short, too many printers, etc.

SEE ALSO

gtklpq(1), lpr(1), CUPS Software Users Manual
http://localhost:631/documentation.html

COPYRIGHT

This program was written by T. Mueller, 2000, 2001, 2002.
It is licensed under the Terms of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE,
see also http://www.gnu.org.

CONTACT

The latest version of GtkLP is always available under
http://gtklp.sourceforge.net/
Feel also free to contact me.
Please mail also, if you like the software !!! ;-)
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