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cupsd-helper (8)

Name

cupsd-helper - cupsd helper programs (deprecated)

Synopsis

cups-deviced request-id limit user-id options
cups-driverd cat ppd-name
cups-driverd list request_id limit options
cups-exec  sandbox-profile [ -g group-id ] [ -n nice-value ] [ -u user-
id ] /path/to/program argv0 ...  argvN

Description

cupsd-helper(8)                   Apple Inc.                   cupsd-helper(8)



NAME
       cupsd-helper - cupsd helper programs (deprecated)

SYNOPSIS
       cups-deviced request-id limit user-id options
       cups-driverd cat ppd-name
       cups-driverd list request_id limit options
       cups-exec  sandbox-profile [ -g group-id ] [ -n nice-value ] [ -u user-
       id ] /path/to/program argv0 ...  argvN

DESCRIPTION
       The cupsd-helper programs perform long-running operations on behalf  of
       the  scheduler,  cupsd(8).   The  cups-deviced helper program runs each
       CUPS backend(7) with no arguments in order to  discover  the  available
       printers.

       The  cups-driverd helper program lists all available printer drivers, a
       subset of "matching" printer drivers, or a copy of  a  specific  driver
       PPD file.

       The  cups-exec  helper  program  runs backends, filters, and other pro-
       grams. On macOS these programs are run in a secure sandbox.

FILES
       The cups-driverd program looks for PPD and driver information files  in
       the following directories:

           /Library/Printers
           /opt/share/ppd
           /System/Library/Printers
           /usr/local/share/ppd
           /usr/share/cups/drv
           /usr/share/cups/model
           /usr/share/ppd

       PPD files can be compressed using the gzip(1) program or placed in com-
       pressed tar(1) archives to further reduce their size.

       Driver information files must conform to the format  defined  in  ppdc-
       file(5).


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


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | print/cups       |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+

NOTES
       CUPS  printer  drivers, backends, and PPD files are deprecated and will
       no longer be supported in a future feature release of  CUPS.   Printers
       that  do  not  support  IPP can be supported 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-
       code-downloads.html.

       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-
       chive/v2.3.3.zip.

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

SEE ALSO
       backend(7), cups(1), cupsd(8), cupsd.conf(5),  filter(7),  ppdcfile(5),
       CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.




26 April 2019                        CUPS                      cupsd-helper(8)