inkblot(1) Ink level monitor


inkblot [options]


inkblot is an ink level monitor for GNOME, based on libinklevel.

For more information about printer support, see the libinklevel website at

NOTE: inkblot requires write access to the raw printer device. Before running the program, ensure that the device node (/dev/lpX or /dev/usblpX, where X is a number) has the needed permissions.


Display extended help message.
Display brief usage message.


All the configuration is handled using GConf.


inkblot was originally written by Mike Newman <[email protected]> and Thierry Merle <[email protected]>.

This manual page was originally written by Matvey Kozhev <[email protected]> for the Ubuntu project (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.