--- Title: Scanimage Help Date: 2023-01-20 Sequence: 1 Tags:  ---
A wonderful utility that makes using scanners as easy as printers. Scaniamge is a frontend for SANE which a scanner protocol. SANE seems to be what cups is for printers.
The help for scanimage on CentOS 7.4 as there seems to be more functionality in the more recent versions so this is a handy page for myself.
❯ scanimage -h -d 'brother4:net1;dev0' Usage: scanimage [OPTION]... Start image acquisition on a scanner device and write image data to standard output. Parameters are separated by a blank from single-character options (e.g. -d epson) and by a "=" from multi-character options (e.g. --device-name=epson). -d, --device-name=DEVICE use a given scanner device (e.g. hp:/dev/scanner) --format=pnm|tiff file format of output file -i, --icc-profile=PROFILE include this ICC profile into TIFF file -L, --list-devices show available scanner devices -f, --formatted-device-list=FORMAT similar to -L, but the FORMAT of the output can be specified: %d (device name), %v (vendor), %m (model), %t (type), %i (index number), and %n (newline) -b, --batch[=FORMAT] working in batch mode, FORMAT is `out%d.pnm' or `out%d.tif' by default depending on --format --batch-start=# page number to start naming files with --batch-count=# how many pages to scan in batch mode --batch-increment=# increase page number in filename by # --batch-double increment page number by two, same as --batch-increment=2 --batch-prompt ask for pressing a key before scanning a page --accept-md5-only only accept authorization requests using md5 -p, --progress print progress messages -n, --dont-scan only set options, don't actually scan -T, --test test backend thoroughly -A, --all-options list all available backend options -h, --help display this help message and exit -v, --verbose give even more status messages -B, --buffer-size=# change input buffer size (in kB, default 32) -V, --version print version information