ipptool man page

ipptool — perform internet printing protocol requests

Synopsis

ipptool [ --help ] [ --stop-after-include-error ] [ --version ] [ -4 ] [ -6 ] [ -C ] [ -E ] [ -I ] [ -L ] [ -P filename.plist ] [ -S ] [ -T seconds ] [ -V version ] [ -X ] [ -c ] [ -d name=value ] [ -f filename ] [ -h ] [ -i seconds ] [ -n repeat-count ] [ -q ] [ -t ] [ -v ] printer-uri testfile [ ... testfile ]

Description

ipptool sends IPP requests to the specified printer-uri and tests and/or displays the results. Each named testfile defines one or more requests, including the expected response status, attributes, and values. Output is either a plain text, formatted text, CSV, or XML report on the standard output, with a non-zero exit status indicating that one or more tests have failed. The testfile format is described in ipptoolfile(5).

Options

The following options are recognized by ipptool:

--help

Shows program help.

--stop-after-include-error

Tells ipptool to stop if an error occurs in an included file. Normally ipptool will continue with subsequent tests after the INCLUDE directive.

--version

Shows the version of ipptool being used.

-4

Specifies that ipptool must connect to the printer or server using IPv4.

-6

Specifies that ipptool must connect to the printer or server using IPv6.

-C

Specifies that requests should be sent using the HTTP/1.1 "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" header, which is required for conformance by all versions of IPP. The default is to use "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" for requests with attached files and "Content-Length:" for requests without attached files.

-E

Forces TLS encryption when connecting to the server using the HTTP "Upgrade" header.

-I

Specifies that ipptool will continue past errors.

-L

Specifies that requests should be sent using the HTTP/1.0 "Content-Length:" header, which is required for conformance by all versions of IPP. The default is to use "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" for requests with attached files and "Content-Length:" for requests without attached files.

-P filename.plist

Specifies that the test results should be written to the named XML (Apple plist) file in addition to the regular test report (-t). This option is incompatible with the -i (interval) and -n (repeat-count) options.

-S

Forces (dedicated) TLS encryption when connecting to the server.

-T seconds

Specifies a timeout for IPP requests in seconds.

-V version

Specifies the default IPP version to use: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, or 2.2. If not specified, version 1.1 is used.

-X

Specifies that XML (Apple plist) output is desired instead of the plain text report. This option is incompatible with the -i (interval) and -n (repeat-count) options.

-c

Specifies that CSV (comma-separated values) output is desired instead of the plain text output.

-d name=value

Defines the named variable.

-f filename

Defines the default request filename for tests.

-h

Validate HTTP response headers.

-i seconds

Specifies that the (last) testfile should be repeated at the specified interval. This option is incompatible with the -X (XML plist output) option.

-l

Specifies that plain text output is desired.

-n repeat-count

Specifies that the (last) testfile should be repeated the specified number of times. This option is incompatible with the -X (XML plist output) option.

-q

Be quiet and produce no output.

-t

Specifies that CUPS test report output is desired instead of the plain text output.

-v

Specifies that all request and response attributes should be output in CUPS test mode (-t). This is the default for XML output.

Exit Status

The ipptool program returns 0 if all tests were successful and 1 otherwise.

Files

The following standard files are available:

color.jpg
create-printer-subscription.test
document-a4.pdf
document-a4.ps
document-letter.pdf
document-letter.ps
get-completed-jobs.test
get-jobs.test
get-notifications.test
get-printer-attributes.test
get-subscriptions.test
gray.jpg
ipp-1.1.test
ipp-2.0.test
ipp-2.1.test
ipp-2.2.test
ipp-everywhere.test
onepage-a4.pdf
onepage-a4.ps
onepage-letter.pdf
onepage-letter.ps
print-job.test
print-job-deflate.test
print-job-gzip.test
testfile.jpg
testfile.pcl
testfile.pdf
testfile.ps
testfile.txt
validate-job.test

Conforming to

The ipptool program is unique to CUPS and conforms to the Internet Printing Protocol up to version 2.2.

Examples

Get a list of completed jobs for "myprinter":

    ipptool ipp://localhost/printers/myprinter get-completed-jobs.test

Send email notifications to "user@example.com" when "myprinter" changes:

    ipptool -d recipient=mailto:user@example.com \
        ipp://localhost/printers/myprinter create-printer-subscription.test

See Also

ipptoolfile(5), IANA IPP Registry (http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipp-registrations), PWG Internet Printing Protocol Workgroup (http://www.pwg.org/ipp) RFC 8011 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8011),

Referenced By

ippfind(1), ipptoolfile(5).

CUPS 4 August 2017 Apple Inc.