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Old 10-31-2008, 07:04 AM   #1
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printer setup via command line in ubuntu


I need to configure a printer in ubuntu machine. I've configured it using as well as System-->Administration-->Printing...

But I need to configure/set default printer using command line /or some shell script....

Kindly advise.
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You can edit the file /etc/cups/printers.conf

There are also a whole bunch of commands beginning with "lp" (Use tab-completion to see them all---or ls /usr/bin|grep "^lp")

I've never used any of these, except lp
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/etc/cups/printers.conf is okay... but how to generate ppd file for printer from command line ?
Old 11-03-2008, 01:05 AM   #4
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To set a default printer use:
lpoptions -d printer
As for creating a ppd file, have you tried searching for relevant man pages man -k ppd shows a list of tools to use.
Old 11-04-2008, 12:27 AM   #5
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lpadmin command has resolved my issues. Thanks....



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