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       gspl-getsnmp - fetch SNMP value from printer


       gspl-getsnmp [ -options ] variable


       gspl-getsnmp obtains the value of an SNMP field from a network-enabled printer and
       displays it on standard output.

       It is mostly intended to probe for the type and options on printers during installation.


       -h hostname
           specifies the host name or IP address of the printer. This option must always be

       -H hostname
           specifies the host name or IP address of the sending system in cases where this has to
           be given.

       -p portnum
           specifies the port number or service name to be used. If this is not specified, snmp
           is used.

       -C community
           specifies the community name to be used if not public.

       -T sec
           specifies the timeout waiting for responses, if not 1.0. This may be a floating-point
           number to specify fractions of a second.

       -f configname
           specifies the configuration file from which names of macros for parts of variable
           names can be obtained. (The corresponding file for xtlhp(8) can be used).

       -I  causes the variable name to be prefixed to the result with an equals sign.

       -N  if the variable name cannot be found, finds the next variable in lower leaves of the
           tree which can be found.

       -d n
           where n is 0 to 4, specifies increasing amounts of debugging information. 4 will
           display the parsed SNMP packets.


       This is mainly intended for getting information about printers.


       gspl-ptrinstall(1), xtlhp(8).


       Copyright (c) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  This is free software. You may
       redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
       <>.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by


       John M Collins, Xi Software Ltd.