After installing cups-pdf on Debian I recognized a Type 8450124 for the new printer in printers.conf. Other printers have Type 4. So I was curious what this keyword means, but I couldn't find any documentation.

  • Hm... I would bet it's a bitmapped value. Maybe for accepted mime-types or other printer attributes? Oct 19, 2017 at 10:48

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Use the Source, Luke..


(for CUPS 2.2.1 distributed in Debian Jessie)

short answer: it's a bitmapped value for various printer attributes, like "local/remote", "color/bw", ...

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