SUMMARY: How to declare Printer Operators

From: A.Buteau (
Date: Fri Jul 24 1998 - 11:18:15 CDT

My question was :
> Hello,
> I'm in charge of a network base on Solaris 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6 machines
> running NIS.
> I want that a specific group of users
> can manage printer queues : cancel jobs and move jobs to another queue, even of corse if the jobs were submitted by another person.
> Of corse I don't want to give them the root passwd.
> Is there a way to achieve this using the lp group or lp users.
> I did various tries with the lp user/group, and call my Sun assistance but with no success.
> As far as I remember the lp group was at the beginning of Unix the right way to do that !
> Any idea ?


Karl Vogel <>
Louis Hoo <>

They suggest to use:

  The easiest fix here is to use something like sudo or op to grant
   limited root privileges for just certain commands. You can find op


I compiled and used without any problem sudo and gave the power of executing
cancel to a particular group

Thanks to all

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