Enable CUPS Web Interface: Mac OSX

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Written By john.fieldsend

macOS Cups

The CUPS Web Interface may be disabled by default on your Mac.

To enable it so you can access the printing system to set up your default settings:

  • Copy the following string and paste into Terminal:
  • cupsctl WebInterface=yes
  • Hit return, and close terminal.
  • Now you can access the CUPS Interface by entering:  localhost:631  into your browser address bar

 INFO

CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for OS X® and other UNIX®-like operating systems.
CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) to support printing to local and network printers.
https://cups.org/

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