Management,OS X,Tips May 1, 2013 at 7:00 am

Getting and Setting Printer Options

Installing printers via lpadmin on OS X can be a pain, especially if you do not know the names of the specific options you need for the printer (Duplex, Finisher, etc).  You can dig through the .ppd if you’d like, but this is not as helpful as you might hope.  

Joel Bruner has a post that outlines how to get the available options for your printer using the lpoptions command.


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