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cupsfilter: number-up option not working

If I run /usr/sbin/cupsfilter -o number-up=4 -- first.pdf > second.pdf in my Mac's terminal, the file second.pdf is created, but it only has 1 output page per input page. To my knowledge, -o number-...
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How to add printer with lpadmin and have it show up in Printers and Scanners in System Preferences?

I am using Mojave, and I am able to add a printer using lpadmin. I can then print a test page to that printer using the CUPS web interface. Additionally, the printer is listed with lpstat -p. ...
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Label printer on MAC OS not print my label

I've to configure the printing from UPS label (from UPS API) given as GIF image to a Bixolon SLP-DX420. I'm using a Mac with Mojave 10.14.3. What I tried : First things first I tried to install ...
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How do I get the actual ip address of a printer in OSX Yosemite

I need to know the ip address of my printer from OSX to be able to configure it in my daughters Windows laptop. I tried the solution suggested in How do you get a printer's IP in lion? but I only ...
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How to modify cupsd.conf on 50+ machines

I need to modify the cupsd.conf file (removal of PAUSE-PRINTER/RESUME-PRINTER) on 50+ machines to allow non-admin accounts to resume the print queue. Is there a way I can script this (through ...
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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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How does one change default options in CUPS

I want to change default print settings in CUPS. I'm mass printing PDF's through Finder and it won't use my preset in the printer options menu so I'm fiddling around in CUPS to see if that works. I ...
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How turn a folder into a print queue?

On MacOS, you can drop a PDF directly onto the window of a Printer's print queue, and it will be sent to print immediately (with the printer's default settings). I'm looking for a way to do a similar ...
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Create driverless print queue in Mac OS 10.12+

I am trying to set up printers via bash script in Mac OS, using lpadmin with the -m everywhere option to let my CUPS server handle the jobs. This works fine from my Linux machines, however the Mac OS ...
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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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Can't connect to print server

I've recently set up a print server with a Raspberry Pi and a Canon Pixma iP4850 printer using CUPS and have been able to print to it no problems with every Windows Computer in my house. However, I ...
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How does Mac gather printer information (mainly driver) after a printer is selected in the list of printers to add?

When we want to add a printer to mac, we go to "Printers and Scanners" in system preferences. There we click on "+" button and click on "Add Printer or Scanner". In new dialog with title "Add", we see ...
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How can I set up DNS for Bonjour and AirPrint to advertise printers across subnets

Several printers do not stay connected to clients--even though everything has static ip addresses--and they are not searchable across networks i.e. they do not appear with Bonjour. Ideally I would ...
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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 ...
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Can no longer log into CUPS web admin on macOS Mojave Beta?

I have a printer and I'm trying to set the default paper size. Normally, I can do this via the cups webadmin localhost:631 If you make any changes to a printer, it asks for your login credentials ...
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What is the root username and password for CUPS 2.1.0

I don't remember creating one and I'm just trying to print in black and white.
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Shared printing is no longer working

I run a Mac mini as a server in a small company. With macOS Server. Also a print server with a few shared printers. This is the error message in the CUPS log: Unable to encrypt connection, internal ...
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Cannot print anymore since upgrade to Macos 10.13.6

I was using Macos 10.13.4. When I upgraded to Macos 10.13.6, I noticed my print jobs got stuck in the print queue so I deleted those print jobs and then I installed a newer version of the printer ...
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lpr fails to print asking for manual paper feed

I use macOS High Sierra with a HP LaserJet Pro M12w printer. I can print regularly from macOS applications. However, when I print from lpr, the file remains enqueued with a message asking “Load paper ...
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PostScript Driver issues: “ERROR: invalid font” - where to find font download (Softfont) options?

I'm having a problem with some documents printing on my Dell C2665dnf Color MFP on macOS 10.13.x and beyond (ie, including 10.14 Mojave betas). Sometimes a document only prints out: ERROR: ...
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Best way to turn off cupsd?

I have a macOS 10.13 machine that is being used only for remote work, and has no need for printers. Printer Sharing is definitely turned off in System Preferences, and yet, cupsd is listening to a ...
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Share printer between Macs in different networks

I have one Mac Mini (running 10.11) with a HP P4015 printer attached via USB and shared via System Preferences => Sharing inside my network 10.161.5.x (IP range for machines attached to the cabled ...
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How do I revert the sudo less /private/etc/cups/printers.conf command?

I have used the above command to try and find my printer's address using the web. Now I would like to revert this setting using terminal. Can anyone help me with this?
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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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sandboxd, pstopdf deny file-read-data and file-read-metadata

In attempting to get cups-pdf working in El Capitan, I'm running into the error that pstopdf errors out. The system.log shows that the sandbox kernel extension is denying read access to the following ...
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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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Print jobs cancelled if waiting too long?

I tend to send things to print, even when not connected to my printer (via usb). This allows it to print the minute I connect the printer, which is nice when I am on my laptop. It used to work, even ...
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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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How to print on a Yosemite managed printer from a Panther Mac?

A couple I know have two computers I'm supporting - one is a iMac which I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Yosemite (10.10). The printer is attached to this machine. The other computer, ...
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How to make shared printing works on Yosemite within an IPv4 only network?

Network landscape My network is made through Internet Sharing from a Mac: Bob hosting an USB printer: Clara. On this home network is a Mac: Alice which is usually printing on Clara through Bob. ...
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Specification for CUPS printing options

I would like to ask if someone knows where can I find all the possible printing options the can CUPS send to backend/filter etc. These are some of the possible options: com.apple.print....
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Change color in default options when printing on yosemite

We've got the following printer setup: Driver: Brother MFC-L9550CDW-AirPrint (color, 2-sided printing) Connection: dnssd://PRINTER._ipp._tcp.local./?uuid=e3248000-80ce-11db-8000-30055c4b125b ...
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Printer deamon creates hundreds of symlinks

Today I stumbled over hundreds of symbolic links in my OS X /tmp folder. > … lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 66B 10 Mai 11:42 554f27eaca409 -> /private/etc/cups/ppd/...
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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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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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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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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 http://...