[sane-devel] scanning an entire A4 page under commandline

m. allan noah anoah at pfeiffer.edu
Tue Aug 30 16:28:08 UTC 2005

forget that you are running debian for a second, and just run:

scanimage --help

this will make the sane front-end (scanimage) display all the options that 
the scanner backend (driver) provides.

oh- and respond to the whole list, not just to me...


On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, Osvaldo La Rosa wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 10:12:56AM -0400, m. allan noah wrote:
>> Aldo- the options for paper size and scanning area are provided by the
>> 'backend' which is a driver that talks to the scanner. scanimage is a
>> 'frontend' which talks to you. try scanimage --help, which will tell the
>> frontend to list all the options the backend provides.
> I don't understand: there's no any info about backend under Sarge
> (Debian).
> Is there any Debian user here who can send an output of his/her
> dpkg -l |grep sane  or so?
> Aldo.

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