Open the Terminal, type cd /tmp/ and press Enter to go to the tmp folder.
Create a test file while in the tmp directory. To do so, type:
- vi filename.txt (for example, vi jobfile.txt)
Reopen the Terminal, and type the following:
- cd /etc/cups and press Enter to open the cups folder
- sudo vim cups-files.conf and press Enter to open cups-files.conf file
In the cups-files.conf file, find the line #FileDevice No, remove the # symbol from the start of the line, and replace No with Yes. Then save the file and exit.
Open a web browser and type localhost:631 to open the CUPS web page.
Go to Administration tab > Server > Edit Configuration File.
In the second line, type FileDevice Yes and save changes.
Note: Enter username and password, if prompted. The Server restarts automatically. This allows the CUPS scheduler to create a job file in File Device.
Reopen a web browser and type localhost:631 to reopen the CUPS web page. Then go to Printers and select the printer (for example, MS610).
Click the Administration drop-down, and select Modify Printer.
Note: Enter username and password, if prompted.
The Modify menu opens. Select Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) option, and click Continue.
Type file:/tmp/jobfile.txt in the Connection text box, and click Continue.
Note: The printer prints to a text file which is called the job file.
Do not change any other options. Click Modify Printer.
Note: Clicking Modify Printer restarts cups.
Go to Printers tab, click the Maintenance drop down, and select Print Test Page. Check if a job file is created in the file:/tmp/jobfile.txt location.
Print the actual job.