1. NAME

foomatic-getpjloptions - <put a short description here>

2. SYNOPSIS

foomatic-getpjloptions device foomatic-getpjloptions hostname port

3. DESCRIPTION

foomatic-getpjloptions 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 database.

3.1. Options

  • device
              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.
  • hostname
              Host name or IP address of a network printer (HP JetDirect, DLINK, etc.).
  • port
              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.

4. EXIT STATUS

foomatic-getpjloptions returns ???

5. AUTHOR

Manfred Wassmann <\ \fR> 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.

6. WARNINGS

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.