Objective 4: Manage Printers and Printing

As long as the paperless office remains a myth, printing will be an important aspect of the computing experience. Even if you don’t deal with it on a daily basis, as a system administrator printing will inevitably be an important part of your job.

This topic also covers the setup, administration, and use of the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) and the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) legacy interface (lpr, lprm, lpq, etc.). Although they are not covered in the current LPI Objectives, this chapter also includes an introduction to other printing systems that may be used on Linux systems.

In the current LPI exams, this objective weight was changed, the content shrank from three objectives to one, and the objective was moved to the Essential System Services topic. Bear in mind that CUPS is the main thing to know here, but CUPS’s compatibility with the legacy LPD protocol are also required.

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