This how to will show you the dirty (but fast way) of adding printer queue to your linux or unix box.

Preparation :

Obtain your printer IP address or hostname/ip of the host where the printer is shared (make sure you share the printer at the host)

  1. Launch your console
  2. Switch to /etc/
  3. issue command : vi printcap
  4. At the bottom add the following :
  5. newprinter:\

    where [IPADDRESS] is ip of

  6. Save the file
  7. You’re done

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