printer_list

printer_list

(PECL)

printer_list -- Return an array of printers attached to the server

Description

array printer_list ( int enumtype [, string name [, int level]] )

The function enumerates available printers and their capabilities. level sets the level of information request. Can be 1,2,4 or 5. enumtype must be one of the following predefined constants:

  • PRINTER_ENUM_LOCAL: enumerates the locally installed printers.

  • PRINTER_ENUM_NAME: enumerates the printer of name, can be a server, domain or print provider.

  • PRINTER_ENUM_SHARED: this parameter can't be used alone, it has to be OR'ed with other parameters, i.e. PRINTER_ENUM_LOCAL to detect the locally shared printers.

  • PRINTER_ENUM_DEFAULT: (Win9.x only) enumerates the default printer.

  • PRINTER_ENUM_CONNECTIONS: (WinNT/2000 only) enumerates the printers to which the user has made connections.

  • PRINTER_ENUM_NETWORK: (WinNT/2000 only) enumerates network printers in the computer's domain. Only valid if level is 1.

  • PRINTER_ENUM_REMOTE: (WinNT/2000 only) enumerates network printers and print servers in the computer's domain. Only valid if level is 1.

Example 1. printer_list() example

<?php
/* detect locally shared printer */
var_dump(printer_list(PRINTER_ENUM_LOCAL | PRINTER_ENUM_SHARED));
?>
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