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mime.convs (5)


mime.convs - mime type conversion file for cups (deprecated)


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mime.convs(5)                     Apple Inc.                     mime.convs(5)

       mime.convs - mime type conversion file for cups (deprecated)

       The mime.convs file defines the filters that are available for convert-
       ing files from one format to another.   The  standard  filters  support
       text, PDF, PostScript, and many types of image files.

       Additional  filters are specified in files with the extension .convs in
       the CUPS configuration directory.

       Each line in the mime.convs file is a comment, blank, or  filter  line.
       Comment  lines  start  with  the # character.  Filter lines specify the
       source and destination MIME types along with a relative cost associated
       with the filter and the filter to run:

           source/type destination/type cost filter

       The source/type field specifies the source MIME media type that is con-
       sumed by the filter.

       The destination/type field specifies the destination  MIME  media  type
       that is produced by the filter.

       The  cost  field specifies the relative cost for running the filter.  A
       value of 100 means that the filter uses a  large  amount  of  resources
       while a value of 0 means that the filter uses very few resources.

       The  filter field specifies the filter program filename.  Filenames are
       relative to the CUPS filter directory.

       /etc/cups - Typical CUPS configuration directory.
       /usr/lib/cups/filter - Typical CUPS filter directory.
       /usr/libexec/cups/filter - CUPS filter directory on macOS.

       Define a filter that converts PostScript documents to CUPS Raster  for-

           application/vnd.cups-postscript application/vnd.cups-raster 50 pstoraster

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | print/cups       |
       |Stability      | Volatile         |

       CUPS filters are deprecated and will no longer be supported in a future
       feature release of CUPS.  Printers that do not support IPP can be  sup-
       ported using applications such as ippeveprinter(1).

       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source    was    downloaded   from    https://github.com/apple/cups/ar-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.cups.org/.

       cups-files.conf(5),     cupsd.conf(5),     cupsd(8),     cupsfilter(8),
       mime.types(5), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

       Copyright (C) 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

26 April 2019                        CUPS                        mime.convs(5)