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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
Options for mtinkd
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.
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
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
<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
General Public License, Version 2.0 or any later version published by
the Free Software Foundation.
Sylvain LE GALL.
June 18, 2002 MTINKD(8)