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Old 11-22-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
BradMarks
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Question CUPSENABLEing a lot of printers at once


Hey guys, did I post this in the wrong forum area? Seventy-something people looked at this, but not a peep from anyone?
I'm thinking that a script might work, but I don't know how to parse the printer name from the output of lpstat -a, for example. If I could get the printer name into a variable then I could put together a command, something like cupsenable $printer; cupsaccept $printer for each printer found. Isn't there something like a chomp command?
Thanks again,
Brad

So it seems if I 'Go Advanced' whilst editing my post, it all goes away! My original question was: I'm moving from HP-UX to RHEL6 and have defined >100 printers via the lpadmin command. I'm looking for the means of automating the task of cupsenable and cupsaccept for all the printers at once.
Thanks
Brad

Last edited by BradMarks; 11-22-2011 at 04:07 PM.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Many here Non-Technical with simple problems.

Your issue seems more complicated than most in Newbies's you may assistance easier to obtain in a more a specific topic like Linux Servers.


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nux-server-73/



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