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gtklp: print files via CUPS
NAMEgtklp - print files via CUPS
SYNOPSISgtklp [-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)]
DESCRIPTIONGtkLP 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.
OPTIONSThe 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.
Only list the chosen options as a list of commandline-parameters for lpr.
Nice for scripting purposes...
Displays the version of GtkLP.
Use builtin defaults instead of saved options
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 -#.
- -o option=value
Specify extra options, same syntax as lpr
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:
Force X-Mode, even if GTKLP_FORCEX is not set to 1
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:
- Force X-Mode, even if GTKLP_FORCEX is not set to 1 .TP5 -C jobname Specify the jobname .TP5 -T jobname The same as -C. .TP5 -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. .TP5 -l Specifies that the print file is already formatted for the destination and should be sent without filtering. This option is equivalent to "-oraw".
- without error message
PATHSGtkLP looks for config-files under
and at last under
To hide Printers from users, use the following pathes:
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.
SPECIALIn 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.
VARIABLESYou can set the following environment variables to influence the behaviour of GtkLP:
The default CUPS-server to connect to
The default Port of the CUPS-server to connect to
The default printer to use
Set to 1 to force X-Mode for lpr and lp
ERRORGtkLP produces the following Error-Codes:
normal program termination
small error, wrong parameters, etc.
Server Problems, server not found, no default printer found, etc.
- BAD error. Fields declared too short, too many printers, etc.
COPYRIGHTThis 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.
CONTACTThe latest version of GtkLP is always available under
Feel also free to contact me.
Please mail also, if you like the software !!! ;-)