On GTK+ and Motif, printers can be added, removed and configured via
. On Microsoft Windows, the equivalent functionality is on the Printer Control Panel. On Cocoa, printers are configured via the System Preferences.
A simple printing API is available via
, which prints the contents of an
to a printer.
The Hardcopy API also provides a means of printing plain text to a printer. The functions
can be used for this.