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SunOS man pages : printmgr (1)

Maintenance Commands                                 printmgr(1M)

NAME

printmgr - Solaris Print Manager is a graphical user inter- face for managing printers in a network

SYNOPSIS

/usr/sadm/admin/bin/printmgr

DESCRIPTION

Solaris Print Manager is a Java-based graphical user inter- face that enables you to manage local and remote printer access. This tool can be used in the following name service environments: NIS, NIS+, NIS+ with Federated Naming Service (FNS), and files. You must be logged in as superuser to use this tool. Using Solaris Printer Manager is the preferred method for managing printer access instead of Admintool: Printers because Solaris Print Manager centralizes printer informa- tion when it is used in a name service environment. Adding printer information to a name service makes access to printers available to all systems on the network and gen- erally makes printer administration easier because all the information about printers is centralized. Solaris Print Manager may be run on a remote system with the display sent to the local system. See Managing Printing Ser- vicesin the System Administration Guide: Basic Administra- tion, for instructions on setting the DISPLAY environment variable. Using Solaris Print Manager to perform printer-related tasks automatically updates the appropriate printer databases. Solaris Print Manager also includes a command-line console that displays the lp command line for the add, modify, and delete printer operations. Errors and warnings may also be displayed when Printer Manager operations are performed. Help is available by clicking the <Help> button.

USAGE

Solaris Print Manager enables you to do the following tasks: Select a Name Service Select a name service for retrieving or changing printer information. Add Access to a Printer Add printer access on a printer client using Solaris Print Manager. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 24 May 1999 1 Maintenance Commands printmgr(1M) Add an Attached Printer After physically attaching the printer to a system, use Solaris Print Manager to install a local printer and make it available for printing. Add a Network Printer After physically attaching the printer to a system, use Solaris Print Manager to install a local printer and make it available for printing. Modify Printer Properties After adding access to a printer or adding an attached or network printer, you can modify certain printer attributes. Delete a Printer Delete access to a printer from the print client or delete a printer from the print server or from the name service environment.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWppm | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

attributes(5) System Administration Guide: Basic Administration SunOS 5.8 Last change: 24 May 1999 2