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  1. lpinfo is a command-line tool used in Unix-like operating systems such as Linux and macOS.
  2. It is primarily used to gather information about available printers and printer drivers on the system.
  3. The tool provides a comprehensive overview of the printer devices, drivers, and capabilities that can be accessed from the command line.
  4. Using lpinfo, you can retrieve details like printer names, device URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers), printer classes, and support status.
  5. It can display information about both local and network printers, allowing users to identify the available printing options.
  6. lpinfo can be helpful in troubleshooting printer-related issues by providing valuable insights into the system's printing infrastructure.
  7. It is often used by system administrators to manage printers and perform printing-related tasks without the need for a graphical interface.
  8. With lpinfo, users can easily determine which printers are configured and assess their compatibility with specific print jobs.
  9. The command-line tool can be used alongside other printing commands, such as lp or lpr, to enable efficient printing from the terminal.
  10. Overall, lpinfo serves as a convenient utility for obtaining printer-related information and managing print services through the command line interface.

List of commands for lpinfo:

  • lpinfo:tldr:8524c lpinfo: List all the currently installed printer drivers.
    $ lpinfo -m
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  • lpinfo:tldr:a28a9 lpinfo: List all the currently connected printers.
    $ lpinfo -v
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  • lpinfo:tldr:f9050 lpinfo: Search installed printer drivers by make and model.
    $ lpinfo --make-and-model "${printer_model}" -m
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