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cupsd

cups scheduler

cupsd [ -c cupsd.conf ] [ -f ] [ -F ] [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -s cups-files.conf ] [ -t ]

cupsd is the scheduler for CUPS. It implements a printing system based upon the Internet Printing Protocol, version 2.1, and supports most of the requirements for IPP Everywhere. If no options are specified on the command-line then the default configuration file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf will be used.

-c cupsd.conf
Uses the named cupsd.conf configuration file.
-f
Run cupsd in the foreground; the default is to run in the background as a "daemon".
-F
Run cupsd in the foreground but detach the process from the controlling terminal and current directory. This is useful for running cupsd from init(8).
-h
Shows the program usage.
-l
This option is passed to cupsd when it is run from launchd(8) or systemd(8).
-s cups-files.conf
Uses the named cups-files.conf configuration file.
-t
Test the configuration file for syntax errors.

/etc/cups/classes.conf /etc/cups/cups-files.conf /etc/cups/cupsd.conf /usr/share/cups/mime/mime.convs /usr/share/cups/mime/mime.types /etc/cups/printers.conf /etc/cups/subscriptions.conf 

cupsd implements all of the required IPP/2.1 attributes and operations. It also implements several CUPS-specific administrative operations.

Run cupsd in the background with the default configuration file:

 cupsd 
Test a configuration file called test.conf:
 cupsd -t -c test.conf 
Run cupsd in the foreground with a test configuration file called test.conf:
 cupsd -f -c test.conf 

backend(7), classes.conf(5), cups(1), cups-files.conf(5), cups-lpd(8), cupsd.conf(5), cupsd-helper(8), cupsd-logs(8), filter(7), launchd(8), mime.convs(5), mime.types(5), printers.conf(5), systemd(8), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

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