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


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


       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

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

       Other    formats    include    an    IP    range    (""),    an   IP/netmask
       (""),  a  simple  IP  address  (""),  or  a  host   name

       [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

       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".


       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 ""

       where "" is the IP/bitmask to scan.