[sane-devel] Multi-page scans

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Thu Jun 29 12:04:01 UTC 2017


dm1fr at yahoo.fr writes:

> I am running Xsane under Ubuntu 64bit and my printer is an Epson
> ET-4550.  I've had trouble getting Xsane to recognise it wirelessly, so
> I am using a USB connection. The machine sits about 4 feet from my
> desktop PC.
> The printer has a document feeder, but I am trying to scan non-standard
> sheets, so these need to be placed on the platen.  I am trying to get
> multi-page pdfs, but it's quite hard, as I have to quickly open the lid
> of the scanner and replace the page before it starts scanning the next
> page, and I can only tell when to do this by listening to the tone of
> the motor driving the scanner arm!
> Is there a way of setting Xsane to pause between each page of the scan,
> or is there a better way of achieving what I am trying to do?  Thanks.

If you can translate your non-default scan settings to command-line
options, then yes.  You can use

  scanimage --batch-prompt [other-options]

to do what you want.  See the scanimage manual page for details.

Hope this helps,
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