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CHECKPC

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: LPRng-3.9.0
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NAME

checkpc - check out the printcap database  

SYNOPSIS

checkpc [ -aflprsCV ] [ -A age[DHMS] ] [ -D debugflags ] [ -P printer ] [ -t size[kM] ]  

DESCRIPTION

Checkpc is used to check for the existence and correct permissions of entries in the printcap database. It is useful when installing a new printcap database and cleaning up existing printer spoolers.
-a
Do not create accounting files (:lf).
-c
Print verbose configuration information.
-f
The fix flag will cause the checkpc program create and fix various files and permissions. It does this in a simple minded manner, and the program may have to be run several times until all permissions are correct. It also reports in extremely verbose details its actions.
-l
Do not create log files (:lf).
-p
Print verbose printcap information. Useful if interested in the printcap values.
-r
remove junk or job files older than the age set by -A. You must set the age to a non-zero value otherwise no files are removed.
-s
Do not create filter status files (:ps).
-A Age[DHMS]
Report junk or job files older than age. The age time can have a suffix days (D) hours (H), minutes (M), or seconds (S); default is days.
-D debugflags
Run the program with debugging flags. See the LPRng HOWTO for details of the flags actions.
-V
Verbose mode.
-P printer
Process only the specified print queue.
-t size[kM]
Truncate log files (:lf) to the specified size in Kbytes or Mbytes (default is Mbytes).
 

ANNOYING FEATURES

If the -f (fix) option is specified and you do not run this as root, it will complain, but attempt to carry out the operations. This will lead to a large number of failures reports if the ownership and/or permissions are incorrect.  

FILES

The files used by LPRng are set by values in the printer configuration file and by configuration options. The following are a commonly used set of default values.


/etc/lprng/lpd.conf                          LPRng configuration file
${HOME}/.printcap                            user printer description file
/etc/lprng/printcap                          printer description file
/etc/lprng/lpd.perms                         permissions
/var/run/lprng/lpd                           lock file for queue control
/var/spool/lpd                               spool directories
/var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/control                 queue control
/var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/log                     trace or debug log file
/var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/acct                    accounting file
/var/spool/lpd/QUEUE/status                  status file
 

SEE ALSO

lpd.conf(5), lpc(8), lpd(8), lpr(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), printcap(5), lpd.perms(5), pr(1).  

DIAGNOSTICS

Most of the diagnostics are self explanatory.
If you are puzzled over the exact cause of failure,
set the debugging level on (-D5) and run again.
The debugging information will 
help you to pinpoint the exact cause of failure.
 

HISTORY

LPRng is a enhanced printer spooler system with functionality similar to the Berkeley LPR software. The LPRng mailing list is lprng@lprng.com; subscribe by sending mail to lprng-request@lprng.com with the word subscribe in the body. The software is available from ftp://ftp.lprng.com/pub/LPRng.  

AUTHOR

Patrick Powell <papowell@lprng.com>.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ANNOYING FEATURES
FILES
SEE ALSO
DIAGNOSTICS
HISTORY
AUTHOR

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