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sandboxd for CUPS backends in Mac OS X Yosemite

I am using a custom CUPS backend for printing on Mac OS X. The backend works by forwarding the print data to another machine (using ssh) and feeding the data to the printer from there. For this to ...
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After Yosemite, can't print; CUPS error_log: “/bin/bash: gs: command not found”

My printer stopped working since I upgraded to Yosemite. The print queue window says only "Stopped - 'Filter' failed". From /var/log/cups/error_log: ... D [28/Oct/2014:21:46:49 -0700] [Job 4] PID ...
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Compiling CUPS 2.0 on 10.9: what archflags to use?

I installed CUPS 2.0.0 (cups.org) but evidently I needed to include specific architecture flags. Now several things are broken on my mac (e.g. Word won't boot). Error messages reveal that the problem ...
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Mac printing error: paper size unresolvable conflict

I am trying to set duplex as the default for my printer. Many people have told me to just create a preset and use that but there are some apps that this doesn't work for, so I am looking for a ...
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Which printer software driver should I use?

When adding a printer in OS X, and assuming the printer is AirPrint enabled, which driver should I use: 1. the AirPrint driver or 2. the CUPS driver for that specific printer? My assumption is that ...
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What is CUPS on port 631?

I recently ran an NMAP scan of my Mac's open ports and discovered port 631 (ipp) was open. Intrigued, I saw it was for the CUPS web interface, and after enabling it I found it had something to do with ...
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Where are CUPS backend scripts and filters stored on Mac OS X?

Where are CUPS backend scripts and filters stored on Mac OS X? On linux they are in /usr/lib/cups/backend, but I can't find them on Mac OS x
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Can I reinstall cups without reinstalling everything?

I have managed to mangle my OsX Mavericks installation and attempted to use "brew install cups-pdf". Is there any way to just reinstall the base OsX Cups software short of a reinstall of the whole ...
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LPD Printing Lion Server 10.7.5 not listening on port 515 persistently

I have a Lion server connected to 2 HP Laserjet printers joining them in a printpool. I then have a "virtual" printer setup via LPD which has its queue pointing to this printpool. When printing to ...
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PDF from pdfLaTeX doesn't print correctly

I am trying to print a PDF file generated with pdfLaTeX, but the OS X (10.8) CUPS always shifts and scales the content of the page, without me having any chance to change that behavior. To reproduce: ...
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How can I make the OS print dialog default to a particular preset?

Simply put, this is what I want: I want to take a unique printer preset that has already been made and make the OS default to it any time that particular printer is selected to be printed to. I know ...
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Using SSH-LPR with Mac?

I'm looking for a way to add a printer to my MacBook that prints using the lpr command on a remote server. I have passwordless logins set up, and I found a script that appears to do what I need it to: ...
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Cannot access CUPS utilities after upgrade to Lion

Since upgrading to Lion, I cannot access any of the local functions in the CUPS web-based interface. The response I get is "Internal Server Error". For example: http://localhost:631/admin or ...
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Printing to a Cups Server without using the local CUPS doesn't work since OS X Lion

With our new 21,5"-iMac, we bought the first Mac system for our Windows/Linux-oriented office. Hence we don’t have a lot of experience in using Mac OS X. I started to set up everything and it ran ...
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Printing current date and time on each page

I'm often printing several versions of a document (e.g. a paper in progress). To keep track of the printouts I would like to print the date and time of printing onto each page, regardless of which ...
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What are the secret options of the pdf convert tool from OS X?

I recently discovered the /System/Library/Printers/Libraries/convert tool that is able to convert HTML, DOC, ... to PDF. It works great but it has some optional arguments that are not documented: -a ...