CUPS

  • The Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) is the current standard for printing on Linux.

  • The cupsd daemon handles print spooling. Configuration files are stored in /etc/cups/, and configuration usually happens through a web interface accessed through http://localhost:631/.

  • CUPS maintains backward compatibility with lpd.

  • CUPS supports printer configuration in the file /etc/printcap for backward compatibility.

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