LPGET(1M) Maintenance Commands LPGET(1M)

lpget - get printing configuration

lpget [-k key] [destination... | list]

The lpget utility reads printing configuration information from the configuration databases in $HOME/.printers, /etc/printers.conf, and printers.conf.byname. This information, called a configuration report, is displayed to the standard output. See printers(4) and printers.conf(4) for information about the printer configuration databases.

lpget displays a configuration report for all keys for the specified destination or destinations by default. Use the -k option to display a configuration report for specific keys. Use the list operand to display a configuration report for all configured destinations.

The following option is supported:

-k key

Displays a configuration report for key. See printers.conf(4) for information about specifying key.

The following operands are supported:

destination

Displays a configuration report for destination. Destination can be either a printer of a class of printers. See lpadmin(1M). Specify destination using atomic or POSIX-style (server:destination) names. See printers.conf (4) for information regarding the naming conventions for atomic names and standards(5) for information concerning POSIX.

list

Displays a configuration report for all configured destinations.

Example 1 Displaying a Configuration Report for the bsdaddr Key

The following example displays a configuration report for the bsdaddr key for printer catalpa.


example% lpget -k bsdaddr catalpa

Example 2 A Configuration Report for all Keys for all Configured Destinations

The following example displays a configuration report for all keys for all configured destinations.


example% lpget list

The following exit values are returned:

0

Successful completion.

non-zero

An error occurred.

/etc/printers.conf
System printer configuration database.

$HOME/.printers

User-configurable printer database.

printers.conf.byname

NIS version of /etc/printers.conf.

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Stability Level Stable

ldap(1), lp(1), lpc(1B), lpq(1B), lpr(1B), lpstat(1), lpadmin(1M), lpset(1M), printers(4), printers.conf(4), attributes(5), standards(5)

Be mindful of the following if the LDAP database is used as the name service. If the ldapclient(1M) server is a replica LDAP server, LDAP printer database updates may not appear immediately, as the replica server may not not have been updated by the master server and can be out of sync. For example, a printer that you deleted by using lpset(1M) may still appear in the printer list you display with lpget until the replica is updated from the master. Replica servers vary as to how often they are updated from the master. Refer to the for more information on LDAP replication.
February 25, 2017 OmniOS