SYNOPSISrlpq [-lmqNV] [-Hprinthost] [-Pprinter] [-Xproxyhost] [--debug] [--timeout=seconds] [--port=port] [ job # ... ] [ username ... ]
rlpq uses TCP/IP to examine print queues for printers anywhere on a network. Unlike lpq, it does not require that the remote printers be explicitly known to the local system (traditionally through /etc/printcap), and thus is considerably more flexible and requires less administration.
rlpq can be used anywhere a traditional lpq might be used, and is backwards compatible with traditional BSD lpq. If rlpq is invoked as lpq, it preserves all known lpq semantics.
rlpq can be set up, installed, and used in the same two ways as rlpr(1) (that is, either with or without the rlprd(8) proxy daemon). Please see rlpr(1) for details, and to see whether you will need to use the rlprd(8) proxy daemon or not.
- Print gobs of debugging information.
- -N, --no-bind
- Don't try to bind to privileged port before connecting to lpd. Please see the CONFIGURING A PROXY section in rlpr(1) for information on use of this option.
- Select an alternate port (instead of 7290) to connect to, if using rlprd. Usually not needed.
- -H, --printhost=host
Select the host to print to (used with -P).
Instead of using -H, one can specify the hostname directly including it with the printer name with the [email protected] syntax.
- -P, --printer=printername, --queue=printername
- Select the printer to print to (used with -H).
- -X, --proxy=proxyhost, --proxyhost=proxyhost
- Select the proxy host to use, if necessary.
- Set the inactivity timer. If the connection hangs for more than seconds seconds, then rlpq will give up. Use the special value `-1' to wait forever. Default timeout is 3 seconds.
- -V, --version
- Print version and exit.
- -l, --long
- Produce a more detailed report.
- -m, --mine
- List only the jobs belonging to you.
- -q, --quiet, --silent
- Quiet mode - stay quiet (except for fatal errors). When this flag is set, rlpq's return value indicates whether there are any items in the specified queue that meet the specified criteria (a return value of zero indicates success).
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLESThe following environment variables are used by rlpq:
- Specifies the default host's queue to examine.
- PRINTER or LPDEST
Specifies the default printer to check on the host.
First PRINTER is consulted, then LPDEST.
Note that one can also specify the host to examine by setting printer to be [email protected]. This may be more convenient than setting RLPR_PRINTHOST, but will confuse the traditional BSD print commands.
- Specifies a proxy host to use, if necessary.
~/.rlprrc Personal printer/host database /etc/hosts.lpd Host-based security on printhost /etc/hosts.equiv Host-based security on printhost /etc/passwd Personal identification /etc/rlprrc System-wide printer/host database
AUTHORmeem <[email protected]>
BUGS / LIMITATIONSDue to the dynamic nature of print queues, it is possible that the actual state of the queue may have changed between the time the snapshot was generated and the output was produced.