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FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1)					      General Commands Manual					     FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1)

NAME
foomatic-compiledb - Compile the Foomatic printer/driver database
SYNOPSIS
foomatic-compiledb [ -t type ] [ -f ] [ -j n ] [ driver ... ]
DESCRIPTION
foomatic-compiledb generates all PPD files or Foomatic combo XML files for all possible printer/driver combos, or only for a selected range of drivers. It generally should not be necessary except for people who want to generate a set of Foomatic data files for distribution. For configuring single printers foomatic-ppdfile(1) and especially foomatic-configure(1) will automagically compute just what they need. Options -t type Output file type, either ppd or xml. -f Force: Write into the destination directory even if it already exists. -j n n = number of work processes to run driver ... only generate data files for these driver(s)
SEE ALSO
foomatic-ppdfile(1),foomatic-configure(1)
EXIT STATUS
foomatic-compiledb returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.
AUTHORS
Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> and Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter@gmx.net> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.
BUGS
Existing files are always conserved instead of older files being overwritten. So deleting the destination directory (rm -rf dir) and call- ing foomatic-compiledb without the -f option is recommended. Please post bug reports on http://lists.freestandards.org/mailman/listinfo/printing-foomatic Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1)