libprinterconf - A C library of routines for autodetecting printers in
Libprinterconf is a C library for autodetecting printers from Linux.
It currently supports two methods of autodetection: parallel port
detection and network detection.
The following functions are available:
pconf_detmethod_t *pconf_get_detection_methods (int *count);
char ** pconf_detect_printer (int dettype, char *detinfo);
char * pconf_autodetect_pport (long int port);
Each of these is described in detail in its own man page. Of most
interest is pconf_detect_printer(). This function will execute one of
the detection methods and return an array of character strings, each
representing a single detected printer.
The actual format of these strings will depend on the detection method.
For parallel port detection, the string will be in the basic form:
"port=p;model=m". For a network printer the form is:
This library is intended for use by printer detection and configuration