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How can I print on a local printer from the lp command on my droplet?

QUESTION: I’m developing shell programs on my droplet. How can I print them directly to my home printer rather than have to download the files for printing?

ANSWER: Set up the connection to the droplet with ssh -R 6311:localhost:631 userid@dropletIPaddress then print with print -o5 filename | lpr -H localhost:6311 For this to work you MUST have Apple’s form of cups installed to get the right lp command. So before printing do apt-get install cups-bsd

(After discovering this I couldn’t figure out how to pass it around to the rest of the community so I just made it a question and provide the answer. – Dick S.)

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Thanks, for making such a post here I got the perfect solution for my printer. for this solution, I am worried from a long time and also try to connect with Canon printer offline that keep me update but here I find the technical assistance from you.

Hey There seabrook2015,

Wow, that is not one I thought I’d ever see…how to print from a droplet. Awesome job getting it working!

–Andrew