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Find more network printers from the Ubuntu command line

Some of the network printers at work do not show up when I try to find them via the Ubuntu GUI System -> Administration -> Printing but I can find them via the command hp-probe. Here at work the list returned by hp-probe is long and I know the names I’m looking for start with “printer0” so I do

hp-probe -bnet | grep printer0

This returns lines that contain a URI like this

hp:/net/HP_LaserJet_P3005?ip=159.92.99.39

Copy that and go back to the GUI where you paste it under “Enter device URI”

One Response to “Find more network printers from the Ubuntu command line”

  1. Ian Says:

    Shame this doesn’t just work in the GUI. Your method worked perfectly. Thanks.