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armooo Proxy the job owner from google to CUPS
Google gives us a ownerId and if we set job-originating-user-name CUPS
will display the user's email address as the other in the print queue.
Latest commit 108b9f0 Jan 28, 2017


Share your CUPS printers with google's cloud print. Works with linux and OS X.

This software is a python implementation of a cloud print connector. Unlike Google's linux connector, it does not require chrome to be installed on the server.


  • python 2.6 or 2.7
  • pycups (can be tricky on OS X) wich depends on libcups2-dev


cloudprint [<option> ...]
-d               : enable daemon mode (requires the daemon module)
-l               : logout of the current google account
-p pid_file      : path to write the pid to (default
-a account_file  : path to google account ident data (optional)
-c               : establish and store login credentials, then exit
-f               : 'fast poll', if notifications aren't working
-i regexp        : include files matching regexp
-x regexp        : exclude filees matching regexp
                   regexp: a Python regexp, which is matched against the
                          start of the printer name
-s sitename      : one-word site-name that will prefix printers
-v               : verbose output
--syslog-address : syslog address to use in daemon mode
-h               : display this help

If necessary, cloudprint will respond with a URL to be visited for OAuth2 authentication.


Go to to claim this printer
trying for the win
trying for the win

Examples - Include/Exclude

Include only the printers "lp" and "2up":

cloudprint -i lp -i 2up

Exclude all printers whose names start with "GCP-":

cloudprint -x GCP-

By default, all printers are included. For the include and exclude options, the argument is a regular expression which is matched against the start of the printer name.

For example, to include all printers whose names begin "lp":

cloudprint -i lp # includes both lp and lp2up


pip install cloudprint
or with optional daemon support
pip install cloudprint[daemon]

After running cloudprint, verify that the connector successfully installed the cloud printer by visiting