GTK Calls from CUPS Backend - Getting filename

Mohit Kumar mohitkumar17 at
Wed Aug 3 04:05:03 PDT 2005

> You could pass the filename as a job option, e.g.:
>      lp -o output-filename=foo.pdf bar.jpg
> Aside from that, you'll need to come up with a (network/named pipe)
> protocol to communicate between your backend and a desktop
> application...
> --
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
> Internet Printing and Publishing Software

Hi Michael,

Let me give you an example. Lets take OpenOffice Editor. When I open the print dialog it has an option for giving a filename to which the file has to be printed. Now this option is a CUPS property or a Open Office property? My guess is that its an office property.


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