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disable


NAME
     enable, disable - enable/disable LP printers

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/bin/enable printer...


     /usr/bin/disable [-c | -W] [-r [reason]] printer...


DESCRIPTION
     The enable command  activates  printers,  enabling  them  to
     print  requests  submitted by the lp command. enable must be
     run on the printer server.


     The disable command  deactivates  printers,  disabling  them
     from  printing  requests  submitted  by  the  lp command. By
     default, any requests that are currently printing on printer
     are reprinted in their entirety either on printer or another
     member of the same class of printers.  The  disable  command
     must be run on the print server.


     Use lpstat -p to check the status of printers.


     Generally, enable and disable are run on the print server to
     control  local print queues. Under some configurations, they
     can also be run on client systems when IPP is being used  to
     communicate between client and server.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported for use with disable:

     -c             Cancels  any  requests  that  are   currently
                    printing  on  printer.  This option cannot be
                    used with the -W option. If  the  printer  is
                    remote, the -c option is silently ignored.


     -W             Waits  until  the  request  currently   being
                    printed is finished before disabling printer.
                    This  option  cannot  be  used  with  the  -c
                    option.  If  the  printer  is  remote, the -W
                    option is silently ignored.


     -r [reason]    Assigns a reason for  the  disabling  of  the
                    printer(s).   This   reason  applies  to  all
                    printers specified. This reason  is  reported
                    by  lpstat -p. Enclose reason in quotes if it
                    contains  blanks.  The  default   reason   is
                    unknown  reason for the existing printer, and
                    "new printer" for a printer added to the sys-
                    tem but not yet enabled.


OPERANDS
     The following operand is supported for both enable and  dis-
     able:

     printer    The name of the printer to  be  enabled  or  dis-
                abled.  Specify printer using atomic or URI-style
                (scheme://endpoint) names.  See  printers.conf(4)
                regarding  the  naming  conventions  for destina-
                tions.


EXIT STATUS
     The following exit values are returned:

     0           Successful completion.


     non-zero    An error occurred.


FILES
     /etc/printers.conf      System printer  configuration  data-
                             base


     $HOME/.printers         User-configurable printer database


     ou=printers             LDAP version of /etc/printers.conf


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


     printers.org_dir        NIS+ version of /etc/printers.conf


ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:






     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWlp-cmds                 |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface Stability         | Obsolete                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | CSI                         | Enabled                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     lp(1), lpstat(1), printers.conf(4), attributes(5)

NOTES
     When IPP is in use, the user is prompted for  a  passphsrase
     if the remote print service is configured to require authen-
     tication.










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