FOOMATIC-PPDFILE(1) General Commands Manual FOOMATIC-PPDFILE(1)NAME
foomatic-ppdfile - Generate a PPD file for a given printer/driver combo
foomatic-ppdfile [-w] [-d <driver>] -p <printerid>
foomatic-ppdfile [-A] [-P pattern]
The first form of the foomatic-ppdfile to compute the spooler-independent Foomatic PPD file for any valid printer/driver combo available in
the Foomatic database, both for printing with foomatic-rip(1) and for applications/clients being able to access the printer's options. The
PPD file is returned on standard ouput. If the driver is not specified, the default driver is used.
The second form of the foomatic-ppdfile program will search the printer database and return either all printer entries or those whose name
and/or model information match a regular expression.
The last form prints a help message and exits.
The (optional) driver name to use. If the driver name is not supplied, the default or first driver in the printers compatible driver
list is used.
-p printer id The printer id.
-w Return a PPD file that conforms to the Microsoft Windows format limitations.
-A Return all printer entries in the database.
Return all printer entries in the database which match the regular expression.
foomatic-ppdfile returns 0 on success, 1 otherwise.
Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.
Modified and updated by Patrick Powell <papowell at astart.com>.
None so far.
Please post bug reports on
Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 FOOMATIC-PPDFILE(1)
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FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1) General Commands Manual FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1)NAME
foomatic-compiledb - Compile the Foomatic printer/driver database
foomatic-compiledb [ -t type ] [ -f ] [ -j n ] [ driver ... ]
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.
-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
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.
Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> and Till Kamppeter <email@example.com> for the foomatic project using output from the
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
Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1)
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