lpadmin(8) question

Conor P. Cahill cpcahil at virtech.uucp
Sat Jun 2 13:41:51 AEST 1990

In article <453 at van-bc.UUCP> sl at van-bc.UUCP (Stuart Lynne) writes:
>In the man page for lpadmin:
>	-vdevice	..... Note that there is nothng to stop a system
>			manager from associating the same device with more
>			than one printer.
>Does this mean that there is nothing to stop you from doing this so don't do

No.  What it means is that you can do it, but you must set things up so 
that they work correctly.  This has been used lots of times to have a
printer with several kinds of paper that can be loaded and each type 
of paper will get it's own queue while the device for all of the queues
is the same.

In this scenario, the system administrator must enable 1 and only 1 of 
the queues at the same time (hopefully just after he placed the appropriate
paper into the printer).

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