[cups.development] To obtain list for Make/Model boxes ?

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Thu Aug 25 04:28:21 PDT 2005

Markus.Grunwald at pruftechnik.com wrote:
> Hello,
> I have to write a gui frontend for creating a new cups printer. It seems 
> to be the easiest way to use the lpadmin program to create the printer, 
> but I have one problem:
> Where can I get the lists that the cups "add printer" cgi presents to the 
> user (Make and Model) ? Do I have to parse ppd files or is there an easier 
> way to obtain that info ?

Use the CUPS_GET_PPDS request - see the system/lpinfo.c source for
an example...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com

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