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       mtinkd - daemon to control your EPSON printer


       mtinkd [-dev device_file] [-name model] [-usbbase pattern_device_file]
              [startstopstatus] [-nodaemaon] [-model model_name] [-debug]


       This manual page documents briefly the mtinkd commands.

       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/...


       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

       -dev device_file
              This  option  is  mandatory and is also used in order to get the
              status or to stop a running server. Device file is the  name  of
              the character device on which the printer is attached (/dev/lp0,
              /dev/usb/lp0, /dev/ecpp0, ...)

              This option is for test purpose, without this option mtink start
              in the background.

       -name model
              If  the  printer  don’t  return  it  identity you may tell which
              printer is attached. The name is deriver from the official  name
              and  space  characters are to be replaced by the "_ " character.
              This will be the case for the Stylus Scan 2500  (model  name  is
              Scan_2500 ).

              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.

       -name  The name of the named pipe will be set according to  this  name.
              If  the -model option is not given, mtinkd will terminate if the
              identification returned don’t comply with passed name

              This  option  require  a  special  system  call  which  is  only
              implemented into newer kernels.

              The -type name option is required !

              path  and device file base may be /usr/usblp or /usr/usl/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.

       start  The server will be started. start may be ommited

       stop   An running server will be stopped

       status This allow to ask if a server is running




       This    manual    page    was    written    by    Sylvain    LE    GALL
       <>  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux&#8482;
       system  (but  may  be  used  by others). Permission is granted to copy,
       distribute and/or modify this document  under  the  terms  of  the  GNU
       General  Public  License, Version 2.0 or any later version published by
       the Free Software Foundation.


       Sylvain LE GALL.

                                 June 18, 2002                       MTINKD(8)