Ink 0.5.1

Ink is a command line tool which displays the ink level of your printer.

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What's new in Ink 0.5.1:

  • A new parameter for a threshold limiting the ink levels displayed to the ones below or equal to the threshold has been introduced.
  • A man page has been added. The build system has been changed to autoconf and automake.
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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
3.7/5 20
DEVELOPED BY:
Markus Heinz
HOMEPAGE:
ink.sourceforge.net
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Printing
Ink is a command line tool which displays the ink level of your printer. Ink project makes use of libinklevel.

Installation and usage:

You need gcc installed. libieee1284 and libinklevel ≥ 0.6 are required. You may have to edit the Makefile to suit your needs.

tar xzf ink-0.3.1.tar.gz
cd ink
vi Makefile
make
make install


Run the program as follows:

ink -p [-n ]

where port is either "parport" or "usb" and portnumber is the number of the port to which your printer is connected. The portnumber is optional and defaults to 0. You need read/write permission on the device the printer is connected to.

Last updated on February 21st, 2010

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