This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
mtinkd is a status monitor for EPSON ink jet printer
It permits to watch the remaining ink while printing.
As it keeps /dev/lp* open, you have to change your printing parameter to link the printer to /var/run/mtink/printer
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
Options for mtinkd
This option may also be usefull for multifunction device as the Stylus Photo 895 under Linux. If the printer is powered off and then on, the usb kernel will not detect the printer properly and mtinkd must be at least stopped and started again.
The -type name option is required !
path and device file base may be /usr/usblp or /usr/usb/lp. All device files matching whith the passed name will be scanned for the wanted printer, the device file will then be used later.
If the kernel don't support the special call, scanning will fail and if the -dev device_file option was given, the given device file name will then be used.
This manual page was written by Sylvain Le Gall firstname.lastname@example.org for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; considering as source code all the file that enable the production of this manpage.
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