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ppdc - cups ppd compiler
ppdc [ -D name[=value] ] [ -I include-directory ] [ -c message-catalog ] [ -d output-
directory ] [ -l language(s) ] [-m] [-t] [ -v ] [ -z ] [ --cr ] [ --crlf ] [ --lf ]
ppdc compiles PPDC source files into one or more PPD files. This program is deprecated and
will be removed in a future release of CUPS.
The -D option sets the named variable for use in the source file. It is equivalent to
using the #define directive in the source file.
The -I option specifies an alternate include directory; multiple -I options can be sup-
plied to add additional directories.
The -c option specifies a single message catalog file in GNU gettext source format (file-
name.po) to be used for localization.
The -d option specifies the output directory for PPD files. The default output directory
The -l option specifies one or more languages to use when localizing the PPD file(s). The
default language is "en" (English). Separate multiple languages with commas, for example
"de_DE,en_UK,es_ES,es_MX,es_US,fr_CA,fr_FR,it_IT" will create PPD files with German, UK
English, Spanish (Spain, Mexico, and US), French (France and Canada), and Italian lan-
guages in each file.
The -m option specifies that the output filename should be based on the ModelName value
instead of FileName or PCFilenName.
The -t option specifies that PPD files should be tested instead of generated.
The -v option provides more verbose output, basically a running status of which files are
being loaded or written.
The -z option generates compressed PPD files (filename.ppd.gz). The default is to gener-
ate uncompressed PPD files.
The --cr, --crlf, and --lf options specify the line ending to use - carriage return, car-
riage return and line feed, or line feed. The default is to use the line feed character
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15 February 2012 CUPS ppdc(1)