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cupsd(8)

Name

cupsd - cups scheduler

Synopsis

cupsd [ -c config-file ] [ -f ] [ -F ] [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -t ]

Description

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

Options

-c config-file
Uses the named 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).
-t
Test the configuration file for syntax errors.

Files

/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

Conforming To

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

Examples

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

See Also

backend(7), classes.conf(5), cups(1), 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)

Copyright

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