Chapter 13. Accessing the CUPS documentation

CUPS provides browser-based access to the service’s documentation that is installed on the CUPS server. This documentation includes:

  • Administration documentation, such as for command-line printer administration and accounting
  • Man pages
  • Programming documentation, such as the administration API
  • References
  • Specifications



  1. Use a browser, and access http://<hostname_or_ip_address>:631/help/:

    cups help
  2. Expand the entries in Online Help Documents, and select the documentation you want to read.