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CUPS - Common Unix Printing System


Debian Packages: https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cupsyscupsys https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cupsys-clientcupsys-client https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cupsys-bsdcupsys-bsd https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cupsys-driver-gimpprintcupsys-driver-gimpprint https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cupsomatic-ppdcupsomatic-ppd https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=a2psa2ps https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=hp-ppdhp-ppd https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=foomatic-dbfoomatic-db https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=gsfonts-othergsfonts-other https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cups-pdfcups-pdf

CUPS is a newer printing system and is the preferred printing system for Unix and GNU/Linux. It uses PPD (PostScript Printer Description) files to identify the features of a printer. This allows printer configurations to be maintained and provides access to the printer options through the command line. It also has client side filters to convert, for example, pdf to PostScript to avoid the dreaded pages of raw output of pdf. You can also have a virtual pdf printer to generate pdf instead of printing documents, by installing https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cups-pdfcups-pdf.

After installing https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cupsyscupsys visit http://localhost:631/ to add a printer to your host Bartok (111.14).


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