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libprinterconf

Section: C Library Functions (3) Updated: 12 April 2000
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NAME

libprinterconf - A C library of routines for autodetecting printers in Linux  

SYNOPSIS

Libprinterconf is a C library for autodetecting printers from Linux.

It currently supports two methods of autodetection: parallel port detection and network detection.

The following functions are available:

pconf_detmethod_t *pconf_get_detection_methods (int *count);
char ** pconf_detect_printer (int dettype, char *detinfo);
char * pconf_autodetect_pport (long int port);

 

DESCRIPTION

Each of these is described in detail in its own man page. Of most interest is pconf_detect_printer(). This function will execute one of the detection methods and return an array of character strings, each representing a single detected printer.

The actual format of these strings will depend on the detection method. For parallel port detection, the string will be in the basic form: "port=p;model=m". For a network printer the form is: "printer=hostaddr;vendor=v;model=m".

This library is intended for use by printer detection and configuration tools.  

SEE ALSO

pconf_detect(6), pconf_detect_printer(3),
pconf_get_detection_methods(3), pconf_autodetect_pport(3),
pconf_read_xref_file(3), pconf_find_xref_by_id(3)


 

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SYNOPSIS
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SEE ALSO

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