cupsenable(8)                                               OpenPrinting                                              cupsenable(8)

       cupsdisable, cupsenable - stop/start printers and classes

       cupsdisable [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -c ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -r reason ] [ --hold ] destination(s)
       cupsenable [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -c ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ --release ] destination(s)

       cupsenable starts the named printers or classes while cupsdisable stops the named printers or classes.

       The following options may be used:

       -E   Forces encryption of the connection to the server.

       -U username
            Uses the specified username when connecting to the server.

       -c   Cancels all jobs on the named destination.

       -h server[:port]
            Uses the specified server and port.

            Holds  remaining  jobs on the named printer.  Useful for allowing the current job to complete before performing mainte‐

       -r "reason"
            Sets the message associated with the stopped state.  If no reason is specified then the message is set to  "Reason  Un‐

            Releases pending jobs for printing.  Use after running cupsdisable with the --hold option to resume printing.

       Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to contain any printable character except SPACE, TAB, "/", or
       "#".  Also, printer and class names are not case-sensitive.

       The System V versions of these commands are disable and enable, respectively.  They have been  renamed  to  avoid  conflicts
       with the bash(1) build-in commands of the same names.

       The  CUPS versions of disable and enable may ask the user for an access password depending on the printing system configura‐
       tion.  This differs from the System V versions which require the root user to execute these commands.

       cupsaccept(8), cupsreject(8), cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpstat(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

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2021-02-28                                                      CUPS                                                  cupsenable(8)