The commands in this example must be executed on the print server where the printer is connected. If you have any problems with configuring the printer, then please verify the logs at the below location for any error messages. If no printer-uri-supported key is found for an entry, it’s bsdaddr value is converted to printer URI form and used. The CUPS sample drivers the “drv: For more information, see the ppdmgr 1M man page. There are several optional tasks that you might want to complete when setting up a printer.

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See the CUPS cuange here for details: During the process of setting up a print queue, a PPD file that describes the print queue’s capabilities can be associated with that print queue.

Command-Line Printer Administration

Because these backends use a system-specific identifier, you should only use the lpadnin device URIs. This example shows how to add a new network-attached printer without specifying a PPD file.

Log in to the print server and become superuser or assume an equivalent role. Managing System Processes Tasks Anthony Lewis 6 7.

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Use the printer vendor-supplied software, whenever possible. The following table lists frequently used CUPS commands.

Use this Contact Form to get in touch me with your comments, questions or suggestions about this site. Sets the PPD file for the printer from the model directory or by using one of the driver interfaces. Confirm that the printer information has been deleted on the print client. Email Required, but never shown.


Either way, kind of stupid to make the GUI such that we risk changing the driver when we have no intent to. If the print queue was created or modified successfully, the output of the lpget command returns the name of the new or changd print queue.

The printer access name is the name of the printer node, sometimes qualified by a port name. Names starting with ” ” are interpreted as UNIX groups.

12 CUPS lpadmin Command Examples to Setup Printers on Linux

Each line contains the backend “class” followed by the backend name or a full printer device URI, for example:. Network printers might use one or more special protocols that require a vendor-supplied printing program. By default, all print jobs are now directed to lpaadmin luna printer.

My focus is to write articles that will either teach you or help you resolve a problem. For a detailed description on how to stop printing, see How to Enable or Disable a Printer. I can’t seem to find a way to determine that information.

All rights reserved Terms of Service. Log in as superuser, lpor assume an equivalent role on a print client with access to the printer that you want to delete. Only the most commonly used options are shown here. Chanfe add a dot matrix printer that is connected to the serial port, you would type the following command:.


Subsequent print jobs submitted chane the lp or lpr commands will use this destination unless the user specifies otherwise with the lpoptions command. The lpadmin 8 lpadmim is used to add, modify, or delete destinations, while the lpinfo 8 command is used to list the available printer drivers and backends.

12 CUPS lpadmin Command Examples to Setup Printers on Linux

Sets the over-the-wire protocol used to communicate with the printer. In addition, CUPS supports several printer-specific options that enable you to control printer configuration.

Can I change just the IP address without having to make choices about what type of printer it is n is not an option through modify printer? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Change it like this: Deprecated Options The following lpadmin options are deprecated: