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CHKPRINTCAP(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		CHKPRINTCAP(8)

NAME
     chkprintcap -- check validity of entries in the print spooler database

SYNOPSIS
     chkprintcap [-d] [-f printcap]

DESCRIPTION
     The chkprintcap utility scans a printcap(5) database (named by the
     printcap argument,	or by default /etc/printcap), looking for entries
     which are invalid in one way or another.  The following checks are	cur-
     rently implemented:

	   1.	`tc=' references were properly expanded

	   2.	`tc=' references did not form a	loop

	   3.	No two printers	share the same spool directory (`sd=' capabil-
		ity).

     The chkprintcap utility exits with	a status equal to the number of	errors
     encountered before	processing stopped.  (In some cases, processing	can
     stop before the entire file is scanned.)

     If	the -d flag is given, chkprintcap will attempt to create any missing
     spool directories,	giving them `u=rwx,go=rx' (0755) mode, group `daemon',
     and the owner specified by	the `du=' capability in	the database (default
     1,	which corresponds to user `daemon').

SEE ALSO
     lpr(1), printcap(5), lpd(8)

AUTHORS
     The chkprintcap utility was written by Garrett A. Wollman
     <wollman@lcs.mit.edu>.

BUGS
     Not enough	sanity-checking	is done.  At a minimum,	the ownership and mode
     of	the spool directories should also be checked.  Other parameters	whose
     value could cause lpd(8) to fail should be	diagnosed.

BSD			       November	30, 1997			   BSD

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