Printer capabilities: /etc/printcap

Before you can print anything, the nodes must know something about the specific printer being used (as a minimum, where the printer is located).

A description of the printer is kept in a file named /etc/printcap on each node. The /etc/printcap database contains one or more entries per printer.

Note: This file isn't present when you first install the QNX Neutrino RTOS; you have to create one to suit your printing needs.

This section describes the basic fields; for information on the others, see /etc/printcap in the Utilities Reference.