Expands or contracts a predefined printer definition or a virtual printer definition.
piocnvt [ -s State ] -i SourceFile [ -o TargetFile ]
The piocnvt command takes either a predefined printer definition or a virtual printer definition and expands or contracts the file. An expanded printer definition file contains all the attributes associated with that printer definition. A contracted printer definition contains only the printer specific attributes for that printer definition.
Printer definition files are arranged in a hierarchical parent-child relationship. For example the predefined printer definition 4201-3.asc has the parent master. An expanded printer definition for 4201-3.asc would contain all the attributes from 4201-3.asc as well as those from master. A contracted printer definition for 4201-3.asc would contain only the attributes not found in master. The piocnvt command simply provides a way to move back and forth between the expanded and contracted states of a printer definition file.
|-i SourceFile||Specifies the complete path and name of the input file.|
|-o TargetFile||Specifies the complete path and name of the output file. If the -o flag is omitted, the SourceFile will be used for output.|
|-s State||Specifies whether the state of the TargetFile parameter should
be expanded or contracted. If the -s flag is omitted, the
piocnvt command attempts to determine the state by examining the
zD attribute in the SourceFile. If a
determination cannot be made the TargetFile parameter will be left
in an expanded state.
piocnvt -s+ -i lp0:lp0 -o new:lp0
piocnvt -s! -i lp0:lp0
|/usr/sbin/piocnvt||Contains the piocnvt command.|
The chvirprt command, lsvirprt command, mkvirprt command.
Printer Overview for System Management in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Guide to Printers and Printing
Spooler Overview for System Management in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Guide to Printers and Printing.
Printer Specific Information in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Guide to Printers and Printing.
Printer Support in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Guide to Printers and Printing.
Virtual Printer Definitions and Attributes in the AIX 5L Version 5.1 Guide to Printers and Printing.