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cups-genppd (8)

Name

cups-genppd - generate Gutenprint PPD files for use with CUPS

Synopsis

cups-genppd  [-c  localedir]  [-l  locale] [-p prefix] [-q] [-v] model1
[model2, ...modeln]
cups-genppd -L [-c localedir]
cups-genppd -M [-v]
cups-genppd -h
cups-genppd -V

Description

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NAME
       cups-genppd - generate Gutenprint PPD files for use with CUPS

SYNOPSIS
       cups-genppd  [-c  localedir]  [-l  locale] [-p prefix] [-q] [-v] model1
       [model2, ...modeln]
       cups-genppd -L [-c localedir]
       cups-genppd -M [-v]
       cups-genppd -h
       cups-genppd -V

DESCRIPTION
       cups-genppd generates Gutenprint PPD files  for  use  with  CUPS.   The
       default  behavior is to output PPD files for all models of printer that
       the Gutenprint printer driver library supports.  You may  restrict  the
       models  by  listing  either  the  driver names or the full names of the
       printers you wish to generate PPD files for after any  options.   Addi-
       tionally,  the  PPD files may be localised, that is, translated, to use
       your native language rather than US English.   There  are  commands  to
       find out what printer models and languages are supported.

EXAMPLES
       cups-genppd -v bjc-6200 'Epson Stylus Photo 1280' 'HP DeskJet 850C'
              verbosely  generate  three PPD files, listing the driver name in
              the first case, and the full name in the second.

       LANG=de_DE genppd -p ppd -c /usr/share/locale
              generate PPDs for all available models, in directory  ppd  using
              the  locale data found under /usr/share/locale.  The language to
              use is taken from the environment (de_DE).

       cups-genppd -L -c /usr/local/share/locale
              list available languages  using  the  locale  data  found  under
              /usr/local/share/locale.

       cups-genppd -M -v
              list available drivers, with long model descriptions

COMMANDS
       -h     show a help message

       -L     list  available translations (message catalogs).  If a locale is
              used for which there is not a  corresponding  translation,  then
              then US English will be used.

       -M     list  available  printer  models.  By default, only driver names
              are listed; if verbose mode is used, the full  model  name  will
              also be printed

       -V     show version information and defaults

              The default behavior is to output PPDs if no command is given.

OPTIONS
       -c localedir
              use localedir as the base directory for locale data

       -l locale
              output  PPDs  translated  with  messages  for locale.  Note that
              locale must be a locale as shown by locale -a.  For example, the
              de  translation  is  used by the de_DE locale; de alone will not
              work.

       -p prefix
              output PPDs in directory prefix.   Directories  are  not  recur-
              sively created.

       -q     Quiet mode.

       -v     Verbose mode.

       models a list of printer models, either the driver or quoted full name.


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


       +---------------+-------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |    ATTRIBUTE VALUE      |
       +---------------+-------------------------+
       |Availability   | print/filter/gutenprint |
       +---------------+-------------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile                |
       +---------------+-------------------------+
SEE ALSO
       CUPS  Software  Administrators  Manual, http://localhost:631/documenta-
       tion.html

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C)  1992-2002 Michael Sweet (mike@easysw.com)

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under  the  terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as pub-
       lished by the Free Software Foundation.

       This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (rleigh@debian.org).



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source  was  downloaded  from    https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-
       print/files/gutenprint-5.2/5.2.13/gutenprint-5.2.13.tar.bz2

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/.



Version 5.2.13                    16 Jul 2017                   CUPS-GENPPD(8)