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


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


chkprintcap [-d] [-f printcap]


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').


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


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


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. DragonFly 3.5 November 30, 1997 DragonFly 3.5

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