hp-makeuri: Device URI Creation Utility (ver. 5.0)

Creates device URIs for local and network connected printers for use with CUPS.



USB IDs (usb only): "xxx:yyy" where xxx is the USB bus ID and yyy is the USB device ID. The ':' and all leading zeroes must be present.
  (Use the 'lsusb' command to obtain this information. See Note 1.)
IPs (network only): IPv4 address "a.b.c.d" or "hostname"
DEVNODE (parallel only): "/dev/parportX", X=0,1,2,...
SERIAL NO. (usb and parallel only): "serial no."


To specify the port on a multi-port JetDirect: -p<port> or --port=<port> (Valid values are 1*, 2, and 3. *default)
Show the CUPS URI only (quiet mode): -c or --cups
Show the SANE URI only (quiet mode): -s or --sane
Show the HP Fax URI only (quiet mode): -f or --fax
Set the logging level: -l<level> or --logging=<level>
  <level>: none, info*, error, warn, debug (*default)
Run in debug mode: -g (same as option: -ldebug)
This help information: -h or --help


USB: $ hp-makeuri 001:002
Network: $ hp-makeuri
Parallel: $ hp-makeuri /dev/parport0
USB or parallel (using serial number): $ hp-makeuri US123456789


  1. Example using 'lsusb' to obtain USB bus ID and USB device ID (example only, the values you obtain will differ) :
$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 011: ID 03f0:c202 Hewlett-Packard
$ hp-makeuri 003:011
(Note: You may have to run 'lsusb' from /sbin or another location. Use '$ locate lsusb' to determine this.)

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