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LPSTAT(1) lpstat command LPSTAT(1)


lpstat - compatibility program to get information about printers


lpstat [-A] [-d] [-l] [-r] [-R] [-s] [-t] [-a[list]] [-c[list]] [-f[list]] [-o[list]] [-p[list]] [-P] [-S[list]] [list] [-u[login-ID-list]] [-v[list]] [-V] [-n] [-Tdbgflags]


lpstat is a (partial) simulation for the Solaris SystemV R4 print facilities. Please use lpq instead.


list is a list of print queue names

use authentication specified by AUTH environment variable
destination status
class status
print default destination
forms status
job or printer status
each -n increases number of status lines (default 1)
maximum number of status lines
printer status
paper types - ignored
scheduler status
summary status information - short format
character set - ignored
all status information - long format
job status information
printer mapping
verbose mode
debug flags

produce a long status format.


lpd.conf(5), lpc(8), lpd(8), checkpc(8), lpq(1), lprm(1), checkpc(8), printcap(5), lpd.perms(5), pr(1).


LPRng was written by Patrick Powell <>.


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2006-12-30 LPRng