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.\"   cupsd man page for the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS).
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.TH cupsd 8 "Common UNIX Printing System" "18 July 2002" "Easy Software Products"
cupsd \- common unix printing system daemon
.B cupsd
[ \-c
.I config-file
] [ \-f ] [ \-F ]
\fIcupsd\fR is the scheduler for the Common UNIX Printing System. It
implements a printing system based upon the Internet Printing Protocol,
version 1.1.  If no options are specified on the command-line then the
default configuration file (usually \fI/etc/cups/cupsd.conf\fR) will be
The \fI-f\fR option forces \fIcupsd\fR to run in the foreground; the
default is to run in the background as a "daemon".
The \fI-F\fR option forces \fIcupsd\fR to run in the foreground
but detaches the process from the controlling terminal and
current directory. This is useful for running \fIcupsd\fR from
\fIcupsd\fR implements all of the required IPP/1.1 attributes and
operations. It also implements several CUPS-specific administration
backend(1), classes.conf(5), cupsd.conf(5), filter(1), mime.convs(5),
mime.types(5), printers.conf(5),
CUPS Implementation of IPP,
CUPS Interface Design Description,
CUPS Software Administrators Manual,
Copyright 1993-2005 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.
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