Administration Guide : Command-line manual pages

CAPITEM(1) manual page


capitem - look up an item in a printcap entry


/usr/etc/appletalk/capitem printer item


The capitem program reads an /etc/printcap entry for the given printer and prints the value of the 2-letter item on its standard output, if the item has a value. If capitem cannot find the given printer or item in the printer's entry, it will print an error message on standard error.


If the printer and its item are found in /etc/printcap, the exit status is 0. An exit status of 1 indicates that item was not in printer's printcap entry. If printer is not found in /etc/printcap, the exit status is 2. Any other problems will produce an exit status of 3.

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