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sane-escl: SANE backend for eSCL scanners


sane-escl - SANE backend for eSCL scanners


The sane-escl library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to eSCL protocol scanners.

The "escl" backend for SANE supports AirScan/eSCL devices that announce themselves on mDNS as _uscan._utcp or _uscans._utcp. If the device is available, the "escl" backend recovers these capacities. The user configures and starts scanning. A list of devices that use the eSCL protocol can be found at While these devices are expected to work, your mileage may vary.


The backend configuration file.
The static library implementing this backend.
The shared library implementing this backend (present on systems that support dynamic loading).


If the library was compiled with debug support enabled, this environment variable controls the debug level for this backend. E.g., a value of 128 requests all debug output to be printed. Smaller levels reduce verbosity.


Touboul Nathane, Thierry HUCHARD


sane(7), scanimage(1), xscanimage(1), xsane(1)