System Administration Guide
Chapter 4, Managing printers and print jobs

Setting the default priority level

Setting the default priority level

When a user sends a file to the printer without specifying a priority level, the print service assigns the system-wide default priority level (initially 20) to the print job.

To change the default priority level, enter: 

/usr/lib/lpusers -d priority_level 

The priority_level is a value between 0 (highest priority) and 39 (lowest priority).

For example, if you change the default priority level to 30, then list the priority information with /usr/lib/lpusers -l, you see:

   Default priority: 30
   Priority limit for users not listed below: 0
   Priority  Users
Do not confuse the default priority level with the ``default priority limit''; the default priority limit prevents users who have not been assigned a personal limit from requesting too high a priority. See ``Setting individual and default priority limits''.

NOTE: If the default priority is greater than the priority limit for a user, the limit is used instead.

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