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Supply Levels Utility



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Display bar graphs of current supply levels for supported HPLIP printers.


Set the logging level:

-l<level> or --logging=<level> <level>: none, info*, error, warn, debug (*default)

Run in debug mode:

-g (same as option: -ldebug)

This help information:

-h or --help

Bar graph size:

-s<size> or --size=<size> (current default=51)

Use colored bar graphs:

-c or --color (default is colorized)

Bar graph character:

-a<char> or --char=<char> (default is ’/’)


Copyright (c) 2001-13 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.


Run in interactive mode:

-i or --interactive

printer device-uri

To specify a device-URI:

-d<device-uri> or --device=<device-uri>

To specify a CUPS printer:

-p<printer> or --printer=<printer>

reporting bugs

The HPLIP site is available to get help, report bugs, make suggestions, discuss the HPLIP project or otherwise contact the HPLIP Team.


HPLIP (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing) is an HP developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux.

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