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

foomatic-ppdfile - Generate a PPD file for a given printer/driver combo SYNOPSIS
foomatic-ppdfile [-w] [-d <driver>] -p <printerid> foomatic-ppdfile [-A] [-P pattern] foomatic-ppdfile -h DESCRIPTION
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. Options -d drivername 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. -Ppattern Return all printer entries in the database which match the regular expression. SEE ALSO foomatic-rip(1) EXIT STATUS
foomatic-ppdfile returns 0 on success, 1 otherwise. AUTHOR
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>. BUGS
None so far. Please post bug reports on http://lists.freestandards.org/mailman/listinfo/printing-foomatic Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 FOOMATIC-PPDFILE(1)

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FOOMATIC-PPDLOAD(8)					      System Manager's Manual					       FOOMATIC-PPDLOAD(8)

foomatic-ppdload - <put a short description here> SYNOPSIS
foomatic-ppdload -h foomatic-ppdload filename.ppd printer-id foomatic-ppdload -R printer-id DESCRIPTION
foomatic-ppdload takes a ppd filename and a printer ID as arguments. It parses a PPD file and writes option data into the foomatic data- base for use with the foomatic "ppd" driver and that printer. With the -R option you can remove a printer from the "ppd" driver, and with -h a short help text is shown. Right now, it will handle Boolean and PickOne options that go in the Prolog, DocumentSetup, or PageSetup spots. Also, PPD interoption con- straints (not to be confused with foomatic option to printer and driver mapping constraints) are not supported by foomatic. And of course, the interesting color and font information from the PPD has no place in the current foomatic schema. All this will change over time. EXIT STATUS
foomatic-ppdload returns ... AUTHOR
Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary. BUGS
There are several limitations, but it's an interesting experiment. Please send bug reports to foomatic-devel@linuxprinting.org. Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 FOOMATIC-PPDLOAD(8)
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