Google cloud print proxy for linux/OSX
Share your CUPS printers with google’s cloud print. Works with linux and OS X.
This software is a python implementation of a cloud print connector. Unlike Google’s linux connector, it does not require chrome to be installed on the server.
- python 2.6 or 2.7
- pycups (can be tricky on OS X) wich depends on libcups2-dev
cloudprint [<option> ...] -d : enable daemon mode (requires the daemon module) -l : logout of the current google account -p pid_file : path to write the pid to (default cloudprint.pid) -a account_file : path to google account ident data (optional) -c : establish and store login credentials, then exit -f : 'fast poll', if notifications aren't working -u : store username/password in addition to login token to avoid authentication expiration -i regexp : include files matching regexp -x regexp : exclude filees matching regexp regexp: a Python regexp, which is matched against the start of the printer name -h : display this help
Google accounts with 2 step verification enabled need to use an application-specific password.
cloudprint Google username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: Added Printer Brother-HL-2170W
Examples - Include/Exclude
Include only the printers “
lp” and “
cloudprint -i lp -i 2up
Exclude all printers whose names start with “
cloudprint -x GCP-
By default, all printers are included. For the include and exclude options, the argument is a regular expression which is matched against the start of the printer name.
For example, to include all printers whose names begin “
cloudprint -i lp # includes both lp and lp2up
pip install cloudprint or with optional daemon support pip install cloudprint[daemon]
After running cloudprint, verify that the connector successfully installed the cloud printer by visiting http://www.google.com/cloudprint/manage.html.