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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for foomatic-compiledb (redhat section 1)

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

foomatic-compiledb - compile the foomatic driver database
foomatic-compiledb [-f ] [-j n ] [ driver ... ]
foomatic-compiledb generates all Foomatic data files for a given spooler (or Foomatic combo XML files) and either all drivers/printers, or 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-datafile and especially foomatic-configure will automagically compute just what they need. Options -t type Output file type, one of ppd, cups, lprng, lpd, ppr, pdq, direct, oldcups, xml. Note: "oldcups" are the old-style CUPS-O-Matic PPDs (for XPP 1.0 and older, KDE 2.x). -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)
foomatic-compiledb returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.
Manfred Wassmann <> and Till Kamppeter <> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.
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 send bug reports to Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1)