FOOMATIC-GETPJLOPTIONS(8)FOOMATIC-GETPJLOPTIONS(8)NAMEfoomatic-getpjloptions - <put a short description here>
foomatic-getpjloptions hostname port
DESCRIPTIONfoomatic-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.
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 bidirec‐
tional mode. Check your parallel port BIOS settings for
hostname Host name or IP address of a network printer (HP JetDirect,
port Port on which your network printer listens for socket (App‐
socket) connections. Most common ports are 9100 (JetDirect),
10000 (DLINK). Usually you can configure the port via a con‐
EXIT STATUSfoomatic-getpjloptions returns ???
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 par‐
allel port do not support bidirectional mode.
Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 FOOMATIC-GETPJLOPTIONS(8)