papstatus (8) - Linux Man Pages
papstatus: get the status of an AppleTalk-connected printer
papstatus - get the status of an AppleTalk-connected printer
/usr/sbin/papstatus [-d] [-p
If no printer is specified on the command line, papstatus looks for a file called .paprc in the current directory and reads it to obtain the name of a printer. The .paprc file should contain a single line of the form object:type@zone where each of object, :type, and @zone are optional. type and zone must be proceeded by `:' and `@' respectively. Blank lines and lines the begin with a `#' are ignored. type and zone default to LaserWriter and the zone of the local host, respectively.
- Turns on a debugging mode that prints some extra information to standard error.
- Get status from printer (do not consult any .paprc files to find a printer name). The syntax for printer is the same as discussed above for the .paprc file.
- Normally, papstatus only gets the status from the printer once. If retrytime is specified, the status is obtained repeatedly, with a sleep of retrytime seconds between inquiring the printer.
- file that contains printer name