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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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cupsd options

System administration command. Start the print scheduler for the Common UNIX Printing System.


-c file

Use specified configuration fileinstead of /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.


Run scheduler in foreground.


Run scheduler in foreground but detach it from the controlling terminal and current directory. Sometimes used when running cupsd from init.

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