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Question Query for printer driver in CUPS

I have a RHEL 4 (probably not important, but whatever) machine with a few dozen network printers set up in CUPS. I would like to replicate this on a second machine.

With lpinfo I'm able to get the queue name and device information (socket://ipaddress or whatnot), but I haven't get figured out how to query an existing print queue for the PPD its using.

Any ideas? I know I can get that information from the CUPS web interface, but being that there are so many I'd rather figure out how to do it pragmatically so I can build a CSV I can then move over to the other machine and use to script the printer setup. I've been digging for a couple of days and haven't been able to find a way, or even a config file I can try to parse.
 

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lpc(8)								    Apple Inc.								    lpc(8)

NAME
lpc - line printer control program SYNOPSIS
lpc [ command [ parameter(s) ] ] DESCRIPTION
lpc provides limited control over printer and class queues provided by CUPS. It can also be used to query the state of queues. If no command is specified on the command-line, lpc displays a prompt and accepts commands from the standard input. COMMANDS The lpc program accepts a subset of commands accepted by the Berkeley lpc program of the same name: exit Exits the command interpreter. help [command] ? [command] Displays a short help message. quit Exits the command interpreter. status [queue] Displays the status of one or more printer or class queues. NOTES
Since lpc is geared towards the Berkeley printing system, it is impossible to use lpc to configure printer or class queues provided by CUPS. To configure printer or class queues you must use the lpadmin(8) command or another CUPS-compatible client with that functionality. SEE ALSO
cancel(1), cupsaccept(8), cupsenable(8), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpr(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help) COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2007-2017 by Apple Inc. 11 June 2014 CUPS lpc(8)

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