CUPS or IPP in Python?

Thomas Guettler guettli at
Mon Mar 8 12:24:51 CET 2004

Am Sun, 07 Mar 2004 17:43:47 +0000 schrieb Russell Lear:

> I'm interested in doing printing from within Python.  If someone has wrapped
> the CUPS library in Python, that'd be great.  Unfortunately, I can't find
> such a beast.  PyCUPS sounded good, but it seems to have evaporated.
> If there isn't a CUPS wrapper, perhaps someone has implemented an IPP stack
> in Python?  Since CUPS uses IPP I should be able to use the printer's URI
> to submit jobs.  Right?


what do you want to do?

If you just want to print a file. You can do this:

cmd='lpr -P fooprinter'
if ret:
    raise("Error while '%s'" % cmd)

lpr is available for windows, too. But it needs to
be installed manually.


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