Gayle Lee Fairless wrote:

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>> On 08/03/2005 08:02 pm, Ishwar Rattan wrote:
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>>>> Is there a way to install a printer using cups without
>>>> a browser (no capability for http://localhost:631/)?
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>>>> I want to access remote printers alos on a cups server in
>>>> the dept but have no interest in installing X-windows.
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> Pollywog replied:
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>> Are you using KDE? ...
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> The Add Printer option in the KDE Control Center...




Given that X windows is a prerequisite for KDE, it's safe to assume
someone who doesn't want to install the former won't have the latter
installed.

The CUPS Software Adminstrators Manual has the answer. Depending on
what you have installed, it may be available locally at
/usr/share/cups/doc-root/sam.html and if not, it's always available at
http://www.cups.org/doc-1.1/sam.html (both in a lynx-friendly format).
A relevant excerpt:

Adding your first printer from the command line

Run the lpadmin command with the -p option to add a printer to CUPS:

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p /printer/ -E -v /device/ -m /ppd/ ENTER


I would highly recommend you read through the entire document if you're
going to be using/changing CUPS settings. There's also a Software Users
Manual available, focussing on the end-users' viewpoint, available at
the same URIs but as sum.html.

HTH,
Andrzej


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