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10.6: Set Printer Presets from the Terminal Printers
If you want to set the printer preset from the terminal in 10.6 (or from an AppleScript via a 'do shell script' command), it's different than how it's done in previous versions of OS X.

Assuming you have a printer called 'Copy Room Printer' and a preset called 'double-sided, stapled,' you would run the following two commands:
defaults write 'double-sided, stapled'

defaults write 3
Just set the parameters to match your own needs.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. If this works in Lion or you find an equivalent, please post it in the comments.]
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10.6: Set Printer Presets from the Terminal
Authored by: Ortwin Zillgen on Aug 14, '11 03:14:48AM


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