shell command to identify wireless printer

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Fri Oct 8 01:58:16 EDT 2010


Does 'the availablePrinters' in LiveCode provide anything useful?   
Maybe its name give some indication that it is connected wirelessly.

Dar Scott

On Oct 7, 2010, at 4:12 PM, Peter Brigham MD wrote:

> I'm looking for the shell command that would include in its output  
> something that would identify a printer that is currently  
> wirelessly connected to my MacBook. I can use shell("ioreg") to get  
> info on a printer connected via USB (after some parsing), but my  
> wireless printer connection doesn't show up in the ioreg listing.  
> What command can I use to see how the system identifies a wireless  
> printer? I need to be able to confirm before printing from a stack  
> that the wireless connection to the printer is up and running.
>
> If it matters, the wireless connection is not a Bonjour connection  
> -- it's a PC wireless network. I can print fine using the printer,  
> so the connection is good, and functional.
>
> -- Peter
>
> Peter M. Brigham
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