Printing at UiO via internet

December 10, 2012

These notes were made after following the UiO guidelines found here.

Get started:

  1. Download cups2priss_init here
  2. Move the file from the Downloads folder (or whatever folder you put it in) to the usr/local/bin folder:
    Open a terminal window and type:
    cd Downloads
    sudo mv cups2priss_init /usr/local/bin/
  3. Change directory by typing:
    cd /usr/local/bin/
  4. Make the file executable to all users by typing:
    sudo chmod a+rx cups2priss_init
  5. Run
    sudo cups2priss_init -R

You’ll now be able to access the UiO printers. A list of the different printers can be found here.


  1. Navigate to the folder where the file you want to print is located:
    eg. /Documents/Out
    cd Documents/Out/
  2. To see the files listed in the folder, type
  3. Print file (file.pdf) by typing either
    lpr.cups -P[printername] file.pdf
    or if you don’t have lpr.cups
    lpr -P[printername] file.pdf
    Soo, if you want to use the printer called printer3, type
    lpr -Pprinter3 file.pdf

Hopefully you’re all set now. Think of the environment before you go bananas, though ;-)