foomatic-getpjloptions - <put a short description here>
foomatic-getpjloptions hostname port
Sends a set of PJL commands and reads back the PJL
options and status from a printer over a network connection or device
bidirectional interface such as parallel, USB, serial. printers to standard
output. The output can be piped into foomatic-addpjloptions to add options to
- The interface to which a local printer is connected, e.g.
/dev/lp0, /dev/usb/lp0, /dev/tty00, etc. For a parallel port, you must
have bidirectional support enabled at the BIOS level and the parallel port
driver must support the bidirectional mode. Check your parallel port BIOS
settings for EPP/bi-directional mode.
- Host name or IP address of a network printer (HP JetDirect,
- Port on which your network printer listens for socket
(Appsocket) connections. Most common ports are 9100 (JetDirect), 10000
(DLINK). Usually you can configure the port via a configuration interface.
Manfred Wassmann < manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de
> for the foomatic
project using output from the associated binary. Modified by Patrick Powell
<papowell at lprng.com> to provide betters support for network printers,
error messages, and remove CR and FF from output.
Uni-directional protocols as remote LPD are not supported as no status is
returned. Some network print servers which attach to a printer parallel port
do not support bidirectional mode.