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FOOMATIC-GETPJLOPTIONS(8)   System Manager's Manual  FOOMATIC-GETPJLOPTIONS(8)



NAME
       foomatic-getpjloptions - <put a short description here>

SYNOPSIS
       foomatic-getpjloptions device

       foomatic-getpjloptions hostname port


DESCRIPTION
       foomatic-getpjloptions  Sends  a set of PJL commands and reads back the
       PJL options and status from a printer  over  a  network  connection  or
       device bidirectional interface such as parallel, USB, serial.  printers
       to standard output. The output can be piped into foomatic-addpjloptions
       to add options to the database.



   Options
       device    The  interface  to  which  a local printer is connected, e.g.
                 /dev/lp0, /dev/usb/lp0,  /dev/tty00,  etc.   For  a  parallel
                 port, you must have bidirectional support enabled at the BIOS
                 level and the parallel port driver must support the  bidirec-
                 tional  mode.   Check  your  parallel  port BIOS settings for
                 EPP/bi-directional mode.


       hostname  Host name or IP address of a network printer  (HP  JetDirect,
                 DLINK, etc.).


       port      Port  on  which your network printer listens for socket (App-
                 socket) connections.  Most common ports are 9100 (JetDirect),
                 10000 (DLINK).  Usually you can configure the port via a con-
                 figuration interface.


EXIT STATUS
       foomatic-getpjloptions returns ???


AUTHOR
       Manfred  Wassmann  <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de>  for   the   foomatic
       project  using  output from the associated binary.  Modified by Patrick
       Powell <papowell at lprng.com> to provide betters support  for  network
       printers, error messages, and remove CR and FF from output.


WARNINGS
       Uni-directional  protocols as remote LPD are not supported as no status
       is returned.  Some network print servers which attach to a printer par-
       allel port do not support birectional mode.




Foomatic Project                  2001-05-07         FOOMATIC-GETPJLOPTIONS(8)