ipptool - perform internet printing protocol requests
ipptool [ --help ] [ --ippserver filename ] [ --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 ] [ -j ] [ -n repeat-count ] [ -q ] [ -t ] [ -v ] printer-uri testfile [ ... testfile ]
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).
The following options are recognized by ipptool:
- Shows program help.
- --ippserver filename
- Specifies that the test results should be written to the named ippserver attributes file.
- Tells ipptool to stop if an error occurs in an included file. Normally ipptool will continue with subsequent tests after the INCLUDE directive.
- Shows the version of ipptool being used.
- Specifies that ipptool must connect to the printer or server using IPv4.
- Specifies that ipptool must connect to the printer or server using IPv6.
- 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.
- Forces TLS encryption when connecting to the server using the HTTP "Upgrade" header.
- Specifies that ipptool will continue past errors.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Specifies that ipptool will produce JSON output.
- 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.
- Be quiet and produce no output.
- Specifies that CUPS test report output is desired instead of the plain text output.
- Specifies that all request and response attributes should be output in CUPS test mode (-t). This is the default for XML output.
The ipptool program returns 0 if all tests were successful and 1 otherwise.
The following standard files are available:
The ipptool program is unique to CUPS and conforms to the Internet Printing Protocol up to version 2.2.
Get a list of completed jobs for "myprinter":
ipptool ipp://localhost/printers/myprinter get-completed-jobs.test
Send email notifications to "firstname.lastname@example.org" when "myprinter" changes:
ipptool -d recipient=mailto:email@example.com \
ipptoolfile(5), IANA IPP Registry (https://www.iana.org/assignments/ipp-registrations), PWG Internet Printing Protocol Workgroup (https://www.pwg.org/ipp) RFC 8011 (https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc8011),
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