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

NAME
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-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)

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