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Re: [SLE] who can telll me what CUPS is?
  • From: Thibaut Cousin <cousin@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 08:53:46 +0100
  • Message-id: <200211070853.47081.cousin@xxxxxxxx>
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Le Mercredi 6 Novembre 2002 22:38, Richard a écrit :
> > CUPS is a printing system. What does it mean?
> > In Linux, printers are represented as queues. Each queue can be a
> > different something, you send the file to a server in memory. This server
> > processes the file and sends it to the required queue. It is nice because
> > local printers, remote printers (of whatever kind) just look the same for
> > the user.
>
> > This server is CUPS (it could be LPRng, LPD, etc). It is very complex
>
> >compared with older systems like LPRng and is able to process documents
> >before they are printed in a very nice way. Some KDE printing features (in
> >the printing dialog) work only with CUPS.
>
> > I hope you get the idea. Otherwise just ask again. ;-)
>
> Thibaut:
> That is the finest answer/description of CUPS I have read! Thank
> you. I have been searching the web for weeks to get just such an answer.
> That now gives me a starting point to go back and figure out just how CUPS
> does what you say it does.
>
> I thank you for being such a gentleman and answering the question.

If my answer was useful to you, then I'm happy! ;-)

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Thibaut Cousin
E-mail : cousin@xxxxxxxx
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