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cupsctl

configure cupsd.conf options

cupsctl [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ --[no-]debug-logging ] [ --[no-]remote-admin ] [ --[no-]remote-any ] [ --[no-]share-printers ] [ --[no-]user-cancel-any ] [ name=value ]

cupsctl updates or queries the cupsd.conf file for a server. When no changes are requested, the current configuration values are written to the standard output in the format "name=value", one per line.

The following options are recognized:

-E
Enables encryption on the connection to the scheduler.
-U username
Specifies an alternate username to use when authenticating with the scheduler.
-h server[:port]
Specifies the server address.
--[no-]debug-logging
Enables (disables) debug logging to the error_log file.
--[no-]remote-admin
Enables (disables) remote administration.
--[no-]remote-any
Enables (disables) printing from any address, e.g., the Internet.
--[no-]share-printers
Enables (disables) sharing of local printers with other computers.
--[no-]user-cancel-any
Allows (prevents) users to cancel jobs owned by others.

Display the current settings:

 cupsctl 
Enable debug logging:
 cupsctl --debug-logging 
Get the current debug logging state:
 cupsctl | grep '^_debug_logging' | awk -F= '{print $2}' 
Disable printer sharing:
 cupsctl --no-share-printers 

You cannot set the Listen or Port directives using cupsctl.

cupsd.conf(5), cupsd(8), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

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