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NAME

       pconf_detect  -  A  command-line  utility for autodetecting printers in
       Linux

SYNOPSIS

       pconf_detect -m [PPORT|NETWORK] -i <info-string>

DESCRIPTION

       pconf_detect is a command-line utility for autodetecting printers  from
       Linux.    It    is    a    simple   wrapper   around   libprinterconf's
       pconf_detect_printer() function.  It currently supports two methods  of
       autodetection: parallel port detection and network detection.

       The  detection  type  is  specified  with  the  -m option, which can be
       followed by one of two values: PPORT or  NETWORK.   Detection  specific
       information  is  passed  following  the  -i  option.  For parallel port
       detection, this will be  a  comma-separated  string  of  parallel  port
       numbers.

       For  network detection, it will be some method of specifying a range of
       hosts or IP addresses.

       The most common form is "10.203.1.2/24", indicating the  IP/bitmask  to
       scan.

       Other  formats  include  an  IP range ("10.203.1.12-30"), an IP/netmask
       ("10.203.1.2/255.255.255.0"), a simple IP address ("10.203.1.2"), or  a
       host name ("myprinter.mydomain.com").

       [Note: Detection of large network subnets can take a significant amount
       of time.]

       pconf_detect will print out a set of formatted text  strings,  one  for
       each detected printer.

       The actual format of these strings will depend on the detection method.
       For parallel port detection, the string will  be  in  the  basic  form:
       "port=p;model=m".    For    a    network    printer    the   form   is:
       "printer=hostaddr;vendor=v;model=m".

EXAMPLES

       PPORT example:

               pconf_detect -m PPORT -i 0,1

       where "0,1" is a comma-separated list of the parallel port to scan.

       NETWORK example:

               pconf_detect -m NETWORK -i "10.203.1.2/24"

       where "10.203.1.2/24" is the IP/bitmask to scan.

SEE ALSO

       libprinterconf(3)