[Printing-architecture] Concept for PPD-less CUPS-spooled printing on Bonjour-discovered network printers

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 22:18:32 UTC 2013

On 06/16/2013 11:52 PM, James Cloos wrote:
> I need to read that through after dinner, but my initial question is,
> does it work with (cups’) lp(1) and lpr(1)?
> -JimC

Yes, it works with lp and lpr. Only problem is that you cannot display
the available options with the lpoptions command. If you simply send a
job without supplying options, the job gets printed with default
settings, if you supply standard IPP options with choices actually
available for your printer they will get obeyed.

So it works but is not very comfortable on the command line, but the
main use case for this are mobile devices, where you usually do not use
the command line and apps show printing dialogs and option screens with
options and choises polled from the printer.


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