CUPS stands for Common Unix Printing System, is an open source printing system allowing computer to become a print server and manage the printers on the network.

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How to “close” open ports?

A few days ago I started to care a lot about my data security, I end up nmaping myself with: nmap 127.0.0.1 Surprise, surprise, I have lots of active services listen to localhost: $ nmap 127.0.0.1 ...
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Mount printers at /dev/usb and still use CUPS

Due to a new version of CUPS, I suddenly lost the direct path to my printers that was previously available under /dev/usb/lpXXX. I used this to print directly from the command line. echo "test" > ...
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CUPS remote printer entry is stopped locally

My local CUPS daemon on my laptop has an entry for a remote printer on my CUPS server. My local CUPS daemon thinks this printer is stopped, but it's not. The only interface CUPS gives me to manage ...
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How to print from iPad to CUPS?

I would like to print from an iPad2 to the office printer running on CUPS. After following a couple of cookbook style cheat sheets, printing from the iPad still does not work. the iPad sees the ...
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Does Printing a PDF to PDF degrade its quality?

Say I have a PDF of a website which is very long. After reading some of it, I decide there are extraneous pages in it; but rather than finding the website every time I decide to eliminate a page, I ...
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Print an SVG from the command line

How can I print an SVG, already scaled to a4 size, from the command line? I tried using lpr, but instead the printer just printed out the actual XML of the file, which isn't what I wanted.
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printing problems with DDST (aka PCL6) printer RICOH Aficio SP C240DN

I'm having big problems printing on a RICOH Aficio SP C240DN (a color laser printer). CUPS/OpenPrinting doesn't have a driver for exactly this printer. There are similar numbers but not 240DN. It ...
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CUPS - install once, use another printer (of the same model) without re-configuring problem

For example I have "HP 1020 LaserJet" local USB printer successfully installed on a CUPS. It uses one connection. If I get another HP 1020 LaserJet printer it wouldn't print, I am having to modify ...
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Do CUPS clients need to have drivers installed locally?

If I use CUPS, should clients have drivers installed locally? Example: say we have 1 Networked PC with Linux, 1 Print Server (or CUPS, Samba Print server) If the Linux PC wants to print a document ...
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User data in evince and cups

Some days ago my evince stopped printing. After reinstalling it and trying different versions without success I figured out that it works from other user accounts on the same box. So which files ...
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Ricoh Aficio SP 100su E

After installing a Ricoh Aficio SP 100su E printer (it does scanning as well), I've tried a tenth of the GDI and PCL (5e/6) generic and Ricoh drivers without any success. I've learned from Ricoh that ...
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Dot Matrix printer setup in Debian

I am using Debian which is similar to Ubuntu. They have 7 dot matrix printers, some of which are very old (example), which have worked since 1979 and are faster than many inkjets at printing text. ...
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How to print file with the PCL escape sequences?

I have CUPS and use a program that produces the raw PCL format of the document I want to print. I have no problem printing a plain text file as lp filename but when I give a file that has PCL or ...
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Configuring CUPS PDF writer for PDF/A output?

Can the PDF pseudo-printer in CUPS be configured to emit PDF/A files? If so, how to do it? I'm using CUPS 1.5.3-5 and CUPS-PDF 2.6.1-6 as provided by Debian Wheezy/7.0. Despite CUPS PDF Format - ...
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Problems with printer page format in CUPS

I'm setting up print server for custom thermal printer on RaspberryPi running Linux Debian and I have a strange problem. If I print a test page it prints OK, same with web page from Firefox, but when ...
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Don't require root to add printers

When a user wants to add a new printer it's asking for a root password. I have an LTSP environment and the system is asking for a root password all the time; it's not asking even for a sudo'ed user's ...
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CUPS error log contains “No such interface `org.freedesktop.ColorManager'”

On my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop, CUPS writes this message into /var/log/cups/error_log for each printer on restart: W [25/Jun/2013:10:00:26 +0100] AddProfile failed: ...
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How to make dot matrix printer print every line of 'tail -f'

I have a dot matrix printer, an Epson LQ-500. It works well with CUPS, and I use it to print listings sometimes, text files, etc. now, I'd like to use it as a logging printer. for that, I need it to ...
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how can I configure cups to be used from network machines with windows?

Ive been fighting with "CUPS" since many hours (too many) and I still cannot figure out whats wrong, I installed a printer on a Debian Machine, when I will add a printer I have two options "Local ...
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Controlling users' default printer as an administrator

What are the necessary steps to change the default printer for individual users on a reasonably recent Linux system using CUPS? (i.e. not the system-wide default) The CUPS lpr manpage indicates that ...
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Can (CUPS) ppd files for Mac OS X be used for linux?

I am looking at buying a printer (actually an all-in-one I prefer for the features it provides, but I want to focus on the printer part here) which does not provide linux drivers, but does provide Mac ...
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How to open cups in debian squeeze to all clients

The standard CUPS configuration on debian squeeze allows only access from localhost. I would like to allow all LAN users the same permissions. The LAN is behind a secured router. Access to the eb ...
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lpr: How to specify the page range “3 to end”?

The CUPS doc does not say how to specify a page range such as "3 to end". Can this be done without knowing the number of pages of the document? So something like lpr -o page-ranges=3-end -P myprinter? ...
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“Filter failed” from hplip

Problem Description - Unable to print Device name : HP LaserJet M1005 MFP USB printer OS : Linux 3.8.13-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT x86_64 GNU/Linux Error Description : Cups is working well and ...
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Hold and release CUPS print jobs from command line

Is is possible to hold and release CUPS print jobs from command line? How to do it? I tried cupsenable: sudo cupsenable --release myprinter but it didn't work.
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Is there a way to get the filename (or title) of a completed print job?

The lpq -a lists, among other things, the name of each file printed. Rank Owner Job File(s) Total Size active myuser 2 version.txt 1024 ...
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Unable to change the default printer

When I use the command $ sudo lpoptions -d Deskjet-F300-series it won't change the default printer. $ lpstat -a Deskjet-F300-series accepting requests since Sun 10 Apr 2011 11:02:12 AM CEST ...
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How do I get an HP Deskjet F4210 to work?

I brought to home my friend's printer (HP Deskjet F4210). I'm using Xubuntu 10.04. When I use the command lpr scanned.pdf the printer does nothing. lpq writes Deskjet-F300-series is not ready Rank ...
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Setting up CUPS and Brother Wireless Printer

I am running Fedora 18 and have CUPS and the brother printer driver and CUPS wrapper (provided by brother) installed on my machine. The printer model is the MFC-255CW. This printer works seamlessly ...
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CUPS - check if print successful (either python or in system)

EDIT: I forgot to make it clear I'm using python and pycups. The code is python but I shouldn't have thought that was enough. I've dug through the cups documentation a few times and couldn't find ...
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Resume last print job from command line

To resume a job from command line I can call lpq which gives me the job number for example 211 and then lp -i 211 -H resume. However is there a way to resume the last job without figuring out its ...
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Samsung CLP-31x printer not working

So, my Samsung CLP-31x series printer stopped printing from Debian 6 applications. Closed source applications such as Chrome work, as does Foxit under Wine. Currently using the foo2qpdl CUPS driver. ...
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Where is the printer default option configuration file?

I am using CUPS 1.6.1. I have a problem with printing the pages with one side only. Default option is "one-sided", as in the CUPS web interface configuration. But when I do the printing, it prints ...
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How to specify printer paper size in mm instead of inches?

In eog (Eye of Gnome) 2.30.2, I found no way to specify size unit in mm in Print... and Page Setup dialogs: So I have to convert these sizes in inches to sizes in mm. I'm using CUPS as the print ...
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How to print to a Lexmark 5630 printer using CUPS

I want to print using a Lexmark 5630 printer, and it appears they only have drivers for Mac and Windows. Does CUPS support it, with maybe some reverse-engineered driver, or am I at a loss?
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Why doesn't cups detect my canon selphy USB printer

I recently upgraded my system to a fresh install of Linux Mint 16. I was hoping that would support my Canon Selphy CP770, since that is claimed to be supported by the new version of Gutenprint. ...
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How can I determine user base page limit for a printer?

I'm using Debian Linux. I want to determine user base page limit, different page limit for different users, for a printer. I can determine page limit for printer with CUPS but can not determine page ...
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Can't print to PDF using cups-pdf; used to work, now “failed to set file mode” printing as non-root

Here's something really odd: something that used to work fine in Debian, and then broke, even without a dist-upgrade. I used to be able to use the CUPS PDF virtual printer to print anything to a PDF ...
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CUPS denies access to printer

I've got a printer hooked up to my workstation (running PCLINUXOS2012) by USB. All was well until the last time I tried to apply updates to the packages - it went rather pear shaped - lots of upgrade ...
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CUPS and printer security

I would like some help on securing a networked printer. Specifically, I'm interested in the following: 1) Preventing unauthorized access to the printer: I would like only certain laptops that connect ...
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How to print (Cups, lpr, whatever…) in grayscale in a _generic_ way?

Problem: E.g. Cups just offers options to manage colors. Unfortunately they are specific to the manufacturers model. I.e. xerox is using e.g. "XRXColor, BW", Dell "ColorModel, KGray" etc... I am ...
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Possible to limit number of cups printers?

The way I have configured CUPS on my workstation is by echo 'CUPS_SERVER=cups.example.com' >> ~/.profile echo 'export CUPS_SERVER' >> ~/.profile When I open the print menu in any ...
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CUPS can't print to printer on network

I am having problems printing to the printer connected to my (SBS2003) business's network. I know the IP of the printer and I can ping it and even print files from it by going to 192.168.0.50 in ...
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How to make a printer which is recognized but not working print

I'm running a Debian 6.0. I connected an HP 1000 J110 to my server which I access via SSH. Listing the USB ports it recognized it. Also I Pasted the PPD on the /etc/cups/ppd/ folder. Is the PPD my PC ...
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Get list of installed printers

Inside of a script I send a certain file to print using the lpr command on an user-selected printer. The list of the printers, from which the user selects the one to use, I get using the lpstat -a ...
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Printing PDF with not embedded TrueType Font (cups / lpr)

I have a PDF in which the TrueType font OCRB is used, however the font is not embedded. So I tried to install the font on my system (which is by the way a SLES11 SP2), I did the following things: ...
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Convert to postscript format using the Backend command before sending to a printer

Without using CUPS is there an way to add something on the Backend line in the print queue to convert all print sent to a queue to postscript from PDF format before sending the output to the printer?
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Why do I have to stop/restart cups in redhat linux in order to use a custom filter?

A colleague wrote a filter utility for me in ruby that allows me to print barcodes from a textfile. (The filter replaces @{blah} with the proper PCL and a barcode checksum character so that "blah" ...
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Any way for Unix to ignore lpoptions and let Java do it's job?

I'm using the javax.print API to print a Jasper Report on Debian Linux. For some reason the saved lpoptions (CUPS settings) always override settings chosen on the Java Print dialog. At this point the ...
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List printer's completed jobs

Is there a utility to inspect the jobs that a printer has completed?