Mac Command Line for checking Printer setup on a Mac

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You can check the configuration settings for printers on a Mac by using the 'system_profiler SPPrintersDataType' command on a Mac terminal session. The output of the command provides "stanzas" for each configured printer. In the example below, a stanza for the Xerox WorkCentre 7535 should look similar to the following.

system_profiler SPPrintersDataType



Idle Print Server: Local Driver Version: 10.4
Xerox WC 7535, 3.5.1 PPD File Version: 3.5.1 PostScript Version: (3010) 0 CUPS Version: 1.7.2 (cups-372.4) Scanning support: No Printer Commands: ReportLevels ReportStatus CUPS filters: pstoxrps: Path: /Library/Printers/Xerox/Filters/pstoxrps Permissions: rwxr-xr-x commandtoxbds: Path: /Library/Printers/Xerox/Filters/ Permissions: rwxr-xr-x Version: 3.5.1 Fax support: No PDEs: XeroxFeatures.plugin: Sandbox compliant: Yes [ snip ...]

If you wish to see details for the print software installed on a Mac, the parameter to the system_profiler command changes. The command to show the printer software information is 'system_profiler SPPrintersSoftwareDataType'.

-- StephenNickerson - 2014-07-16

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