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Subject:

Re: CUPS printer aliases?

From:

Jon Akers <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:15:23 -0500

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Classes will work. What you do is create a class for each alias you 
want, and in that alias you reference the same printer.


Dan Stoner wrote:
> It seems that CUPS classes are exactly the opposite of what I want.
>
>
> Classes let you access multiple physical printers by a single name (like a printer pool).
>
> I need to access a single printer by multiple names.
>
>
> - Dan
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Platform Independent Linux List! [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Nessl [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:50 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: CUPS printer aliases?
>
> CUPS handles this in more of a SysV style: Create one printer for each physical printer, then create a printer class for each alias, where each class contains a single member that is a previously-defined physical printer name.  (This also lets you do cool things like set different option defaults per alias name.)
>
> -david
>
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Dan Stoner <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am migrating an old server with lp printers to a new server with CUPS.
>
> On old server, the /etc/printcap file specified various aliases that could be used for the same printer.  For example:
>
> # first printer
> lp|hp3ps|lp0|ps|ps0|ps3|txt3:\
>
> # second printer
> lp1|ps1:\
>
> # third printer....
>
>
> Those aliases are used heavily by various production scripts and commands such as 'enscript' and 'lp'.
>
>
> On the new server I have confirmed that enscript and lp are able to use a CUPS printer by name such as HP8150DN.
>
>  #  enscript -dHP8150DN test.txt
>
>
>
> Does CUPS have a way to alias multiple printer names onto the same printer?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dan Stoner
> IT Senior
> Children's Oncology Group
> University of Florida
> Email:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Office:  (352) 273-0554
>   

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