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Re: How to create a PDF-Printer from the command line

On Sat 06 Jan 2018 at 20:45:01 -0600, Jason wrote:

> > lpadmin. The wiki should help.
> I had looked into lpadmin and thought that might be what I need but
> couldn't find in the man page how to add a printer. I don't have web
> access so am asking here rather than looking on the wiki.

For a PDF printer: install (or reinstall) printer-driver-cups-pdf.
lpadmin automatically sets up a print queue.
> So basically what I'm asking is how to add a printer (this could apply
> to any printer, not just PDF) without needing to install a printer
> configuration GUI.

In general: lpadmin -p queue_name -v device_uri -E -m PPD.

Obtain device_uri from 'lpinfo -v' and PPD from 'lpinfo -m'.


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