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rlprrc(5)		     UNIX Reference Manual		     rlprrc(5)

NAME
       rlprrc -	remote printing	resource file

DESCRIPTION
       The  rlprrc configuration file is consulted by the remote printing com-
       mands (rlpr(1), rlpq(1),	and rlprm(1)) to resolve  a  printqueue	 or  a
       hostname.  It can be used to either lookup a printqueue (printer) for a
       given host, or a	host for a given printqueue.  If both the printer  and
       the printhost are known,	this file is never consulted.

       Initially,  the	remote	printing commands look for the file .rlprrc in
       the user's home directory.  If that file	cannot be found	 or  does  not
       provide	the  information necessary to resolve the query, then the sys-
       tem-wide	/usr/local/etc/rlprrc is consulted (if present).   If  resolu-
       tion is still unsuccessful, the command fails.

       There is	one entry per line - each line has the format:

       hostname: printer1 printer2 ... printerN

       Which  indicates	 that host hostname has	printers printer1 printer2 ...
       printerN	available.  In the case	 where	the  remote  printing  command
       knows  the  host	 to print to but does not know which printer to	use on
       that host, the first one	(printer1 here)	will be	used.

       In the case where the remote  printing  command	knows  the  printqueue
       (printer)  to  print to but does	not know what host has that queue, the
       last host which has the specified printqueue is used.  If this behavior
       is not acceptable, you can force	a certain host to always be used for a
       certain printqueue by putting a ! after the printqueue name.

       For example, an .rlprrc file containing:

	      foo.baz.org: litho laserjet4!
	      foo.bar.org: laserjet4 lineprinter

       will always resolve the printqueue laserjet4 to foo.baz.org  no	matter
       what other hosts	have a printqueue named	laserjet4.

       The  rlprrc  file is only consulted in situations where a printqueue or
       hostname	needs to be resolved.  It is provided only for convenience and
       is not required.

SEE ALSO
       rlpr(1),	rlpq(1), rlprm(1), rlprd(8)

AUTHOR
       meem <meem@gnu.org>

rlpr 2.04			  1999/10/28			     rlprrc(5)

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