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       mtinkd - daemon to control your EPSON printer


       mtinkd [-dev device_file] [-name model] [-usbbase pattern_device_file]
              [-nodaemaon] [-model model_name] [-debug] [[start] | [stop] |


       This manual page documents briefly the mtinkd command.

       This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
       because the original program does not have a manual page.

       mtinkd is a status monitor for EPSON ink jet printer

       It permits to watch the remaining ink while printing.

       As it keeps /dev/lp* open, you have to change your printing parameter
       to link the printer to /var/run/mtink/printer


       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two dashes (‘-'). A summary of options is
       included below.

       Options for mtinkd

       -dev device_file
           This option is mandatory and is also used in order to get the
           status or to stop a running server. Device file is the name of the
           character device on which the printer is attached (/dev/lp0,
           /dev/usb/lp0, /dev/ecpp0).

           This option is for test purpose, without this option mtink start in
           the background.

       -name model
           If the printer don't return it identity you may tell which printer
           is attached. The name is derived from the official name and space
           characters are to be replaced by the "_" character. This will be
           the case for the Stylus Scan 2500 (model name is Scan_2500).

           This option may also be usefull for multifunction device as the
           Stylus Photo 895 under Linux. If the printer is powered off and
           then on, the usb kernel will not detect the printer properly and
           mtinkd must be at least stopped and started again.

       -model model_name
           The name of the named pipe will be set according to this name. If
           the -model option is not given, mtinkd will terminate if the
           identification returned don't comply with passed name.

           This option requires a special system call which is only
           implemented into newer kernels.

           The -type name option is required !

           path and device file base may be /usr/usblp or /usr/usb/lp. All
           device files matching whith the passed name will be scanned for the
           wanted printer, the device file will then be used later.

           If the kernel don't support the special call, scanning will fail
           and if the -dev device_file option was given, the given device file
           name will then be used.

           The server will be started. start may be ommited.

           An running server will be stopped.

           This allow to ask if a server is running.


       This manual page was written by Sylvain Le Gall for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission is
       granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms
       of the GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1 or any later
       version published by the Free Software Foundation; considering as
       source code all the file that enable the production of this manpage.




       Sylvain Le Gall <>


       Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Sylvain Le Gall

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