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Commands Reference, Volume 6

xprintm Command


Starts Print Manager, a Visual System Management (VSM) application.




The xprintm command starts Print Manager, one of the Visual System Management (VSM) applications. Print Manager is a graphical interface that enables you to perform printer and queue tasks through direct manipulation of objects (icons), freeing you from entering complex command syntax or from searching through menus.

Print Manager enables you to perform basic tasks on printers and queues and is designed to make creating queues much simpler. In addition, it provides a graphical representation of queue and printer attachments as well as print jobs waiting in the queue. However, you must use SMIT to start or schedule print jobs.

The Print Manager session creates or adds to the smit.log and smit.script files in your home directory. (These are the same files appended when you run a SMIT session.) The commands built and run by Print Manager are added to the end of the smit.log file along with the command output.

The time, name of the task, and the command (flags and parameters included) are added to the end of the smit.script file in a format that can easily be used to create executable shell scripts.


To start Print Manager, enter:


To see a list tasks you can perform for an object or area, press the right mouse button to display its pop-up menu. Read the text in the Information Area for help on the objects and areas.


smit.log Specifies detailed information on your session, with time stamps.
smit.script Specifies the task commands run during your session, with time stamps.

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