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How to set up a new printer without Printer Setup Utility
Authored by: jcbeckman on Oct 16, '06 07:46:41AM

The CUPS that comes with the OS can already serve you the web page - no need to download and install another.



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How to set up a new printer without Printer Setup Utility
Authored by: octo on Oct 17, '06 05:15:00AM

Exactly. In fact, MacOS's printing system *is* CUPS. "Printer Setup Utility" is really just a somewhat crippled user-friendly front-end to CUPS configuration. There are things Apple's GUI won't let you do without deleting and reinstalling a printer, but you can do them through the CUPS web interface quite easily.



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How to set up a new printer without Printer Setup Utility
Authored by: stevanreese on Oct 17, '06 06:20:39PM
To expand a bit on this hint, have a look at the CUPS documentation, just click 'On-Line Help'. http://localhost:631/documentation.html You can setup a printer from the terminal using the lpadmin comand, see the 'Software Administrators Manual' section and #man lpadmin. Other useful command line tools include lpstat and lpoptions.


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