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ppdc(1) 							    Apple Inc.								   ppdc(1)

ppdc - cups ppd compiler SYNOPSIS
ppdc [ -D name[=value] ] [ -I include-directory ] [ -c message-catalog ] [ -d output-directory ] [ -l language(s) ] [-m] [-t] [ -v ] [ -z ] [ --cr ] [ --crlf ] [ --lf ] source-file DESCRIPTION
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 supplied to add additional directories. The -c option specifies a single message catalog file in GNU gettext source format (filename.po) to be used for localization. The -d option specifies the output directory for PPD files. The default output directory is "ppd". The -l option specifies one or more languages to use when localizing the PPD file(s). The default language is "en" (English). Separate mul- tiple 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 languages 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 generate uncompressed PPD files. The --cr, --crlf, and --lf options specify the line ending to use - carriage return, carriage return and line feed, or line feed. The default is to use the line feed character alone. SEE ALSO
ppdhtml(1), ppdi(1), ppdmerge(1), ppdpo(1), ppdcfile(5) http://localhost:631/help COPYRIGHT
Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc. 15 February 2012 CUPS ppdc(1)

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CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)					      Gutenprint Manual Pages					      CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)

cups-genppdupdate - update CUPS+Gutenprint PPD files SYNOPSIS
cups-genppdupdate [-h] [-n] [-N] [-q | -v] [-s ppd-directory] [-s output-directory] [PPD-FILES or QUEUES...] DESCRIPTION
cups-genppdupdate regenerates the Gutenprint PPD files in use by CUPS, using the PPD files under /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint as tem- plates. The new PPD file replaces the old PPD file under /etc/cups/ppd, but all the options set in the old PPD will be merged into the new PPD, provided that they are still valid in the new file. If no files or queue names are specified, cups-genppdupdate updates all Gutenprint PPD files in /etc/cups/ppd. Otherwise, cups-genppdup- date updates all files or queues listed on the command line. cups-genppdupdate does not update Foomatic PPD files or PPD files from Gimp-Print 4.2 or earlier. cups-genppdupdate does not restart cupsd. cupsd will need manually reloading (or send SIGHUP) once cups-genppdupdate has completed. OPTIONS
-h Show a help message. -n No action. The program will run, but the old PPD files will not be replaced. -q Quiet mode. No messages will be issued, apart from errors. -v Verbose mode. More informative messages will be issued. Note that extremely verbose output may be turned on by setting $debug=1 in the source, but this output will not be of use to the average user. -s ppd-directory Use ppd-directory as the base directory to read PPD files from. By default, the base directory is /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint. Under this directory, the PPD files are located in subdirectories according to language code and territory. -o output-directory Place updated PPD files in output-directory. By default, this is the same as the input directory. -N Reset all options to their defaults (do not merge options from the current PPD file) SEE ALSO
cups-genppd(8), cups-genppdconfig(8), CUPS Software Administrators Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2002-2006 Roger Leigh ( and Robert Krawitz ( This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation. This manual page was written by Roger Leigh ( Version 5.2.4 26 Jul 2009 CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)
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