Creating a CUPS printer instance from web interface?

Laszlo Nagy gandalf at
Fri Nov 28 18:06:22 PST 2008

> The base page for CUPS has a button labeled "Add Printer".
> On *my* setup, anyway.
On mine too.
> What it really does is add a queue, so you can do it any number of times
> for the same physical printer.
I did not know that! But it is not clear in the docs. CUPS talks about 
"printers" and "printer instances". They recommend using lpoptions to 
create instances, and use them. Moreover, "printer instances" the way 
they are created with lpoptions are NOT available from the gtk print 

All right, I'm going to try to add more printers for the same USB 
device. I hope it will work.



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