rlprrc - remote printing resource file
configuration file is consulted by the remote printing
commands ( rlpr
(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
user's home directory. If that file cannot be found or does not provide the
information necessary to resolve the query, then the system-wide
is consulted (if present). If resolution 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
foo.baz.org: litho laserjet4!
foo.bar.org: laserjet4 lineprinter
will always resolve the printqueue laserjet4
matter what other hosts have a printqueue named laserjet4
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.