i got some more hints regarding printer options for HP JetAdmin.
Darie Duclos <Darie.Duclos@unifr.ch>:
The best place I found to put the default options for jetadmin-installed
printers is in the 'configuration' file of each printer, on the host where
jetadmin is installed. In /etc/lp/printers/<printername>, there is a file
called 'configuration'. Whatever you put in there is a default for
that printer queue. For example, I created multiple queues for the
printer lw3, using jetadmin: each time I select the IP name of the
printer (for example lw3), and for the "Lp destination (queue) name"
I select something significant like "lw3d" for double-sided printing.
Once the printer queue is created, I go to the /etc/lp/printer/lw3d
directory and simply add the following line to the 'configuration' file:
Options: duplex mtypeRecycled
In my case, lw3d is a queue for printing 2up on recycled paper.
You can find the options in the man pages which came with jetadmin.
In our case, for a laserjet 5M, the man page is net_lj5x.
Brooke King <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
In each JetAdmin file, there is a line that reads:
I inserted following this line:
if [ -z "$options" ]
To make the "vd" option default, but overridable if someone cares
to use "lp -o." I even put this in a script that is run after a
print server gets JumpStarted (and has appropriate JetAdmin and
other queues created) so that it is automatically part of the
print server's configuration. It works great.
Perhaps this infos are useful for other. Maybe, it is not working
for all versions of HP JetAdmin software (see question from
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