Enthusiasms

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Epson Ink Levels

Posted by clissold345 on November 1, 2006

I have an Epson Stylus Photo R300 printer. If your printer is /dev/usb/lp0, the following command (issued as root):

escputil -i -r /dev/usb/lp0 -u

displays the ink levels for the six ink cartridges in the printer.

Here is an example of the output:

Output from escputil

If you’re using Centos, escputil can be found in the gimp-print-utils package.

If you’re using Ubuntu (as I am), escputil can be found in the escputil package. On Ubuntu my printer is /dev/usblp0 so the command is:

escputil -i -r /dev/usblp0

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