Linux enable and disable commands
Updated: 05/04/2019 by Computer Hope
On some Unix-like operating systems, the enable command enables a printer, and the disable command disables a printer.
enable starts the named printers or classes.
disable stops the named printers or classes.
disable [-c] [-W] [ -r [ reason ] ] printer
|-c||Cancel any requests that are currently printing. This option cannot be used with the -W option. If the printer is remote, the -c option will be silently ignored.|
|-W||Wait until the request currently being printed is finished before disabling printer. This option cannot be used with the -c option. If the printer is remote, the -W option will be silently ignored.|
|-r reason||Assign a reason for the disabling of the printer(s). This reason applies to all printers specified. This reason is reported by lpstat -p. reason should be enclosed in quotes if it contains blanks. The default reason is "unknown reason" for the existing printer, and "new printer" for a printer added to the system but not yet enabled.|
|printer||The name of the printer to be enabled or disabled.|
Enable printer printit.