It is very difficult for me to perform printing, because the printer dialogue is full of hundreds of automatically added printers, so I can't find the one I want to use, see screenshot below.
The printers stem from my work network, where apparently lots of people (including students, I guess) are "sharing" their home printers, which my laptop then picks up automatically. (coincidentally I sometimes disable the avahi-daemon at work, simply because it is using a large amount of CPU).
When I go to
http://localhost:631/printers/, it says there are 131 printers, and they are all of Make and Model 'Local Raw Printer'. With two exceptions: 1 is a network printer at work that I manually configured. Another is a network printer at my parents', which was also automatically added and which I am on the same network as right now. But the rest are just garbage that I would really like to avoid. Tips on how to do that would be appreciated.
I will not be going back to my work place for a bit of time though, so for now, I would just like these printers (that would be the 129/130 automatically added printers) to be removed. Is there a way to do that? I guess I could do it by clicking through in the cups web interface, but for 129 printers, that is a bit much. So I am looking for a single command or tips on how to achieve it with a script of sorts.