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hp-probe – Printer Discovery Utility


Discover HPLIP supported USB, parallel, and network attached printers.


hp-probe [OPTIONS]


Bus to probe:
-b or –bus= : cups, usb*, net, bt, fw, par
(*default) (Note: bt and fw not supported in this release.)

Set Time to Live (TTL):
-t or –ttl= (Default is 4).

Set timeout:
-o or –timeout=

Filter by functionality:
-e or –filter= : comma
separated list of one or more of: scan, pcard, fax, copy, or
none*. (*none is the default)

-s or –search= must be a
valid regular expression (not case sensitive)

Network discovery method:
-m or –method=: is ‘slp’* or ‘mdns’.

Set the logging level:
-l or –logging= : none, info*, error,
warn, debug (*default)

Run in debug mode:
-g (same as option: -ldebug)

This help information:
-h or –help

Find all devices on the network:
hp-probe -bnet

Find all devices on USB that support scanning:
hp-probe -busb -escan

Find all networked devices that contain the name ‘lnx’ and that support
photo cards or scanning:
hp-probe -bnet -slnx -escan,pcard

Find all devices that have queues installed in CUPS:
hp-probe -bcups

Find all devices on the USB bus:


HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing) is an HP developed solution for
printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers
in Linux.


The HPLIP Launchpad.net site https://launchpad.net/hplip is available
to get help, report bugs, make suggestions, discuss the HPLIP project
or otherwise contact the HPLIP Team.


Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, L.P.

This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free soft‐
ware, and you are welcome to distribute it under certain conditions.
See COPYING file for more details.

Linux 4.1 hp-probe