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cups-driverd(8) 			    Apple Inc.				  cups-driverd(8)

NAME
       cups-driverd - cups driver daemon

SYNOPSIS
       cups-driverd cat ppd-name
       cups-driverd list request_id limit options

DESCRIPTION
       cups-driverd shows or lists PPD files. It is run in response to CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer or
       CUPS-Get-Devices requests.  The first form ("cups-driverd cat ppd-name") writes the  named
       PPD file to stdout. The output format is an uncompressed PPD file.

       The  second  form lists the available manufacturers or PPD files to stdout as indicated by
       the options argument. The output format is an IPP response message. The	request_id  argu-
       ment  is  the request ID from the original IPP request, typically 1. The limit argument is
       the limit value from the original IPP request - 0 means no  limit.  Finally,  the  options
       argument  is  a space-delimited list of attributes ("name=value name=value ...") that were
       passed in with the request. Currently cups-driverd looks for the ppd-make  and  requested-
       attributes attributes and tailors the output accordingly.

DRIVERS
       Drivers	can  be  static  PPD  files under the /usr/share/cups/model directory or programs
       under the /usr/lib/cups/driver directory. Static PPD files must conform to the  Adobe  PPD
       File  Format  Specification  version  4.3 and may be compressed using the gzip(1) program.
       Driver programs must implement the command-line interface shown in the next section.

   DRIVER PROGRAMS
       Driver programs provide an interface to dynamically-generated  PPD  files.  The	following
       arguments are currently defined:

       drivername list
	    Lists the supported PPD files to stdout.

       drivername cat ppdname
	    Writes the named PPD file to stdout.

   LISTING FILES (drivername list)
       When run with the single argument "list", the program must list the available PPD files it
       can generate to stdout using the following format:
	   "drivername:ppdname" language "make" "make and model" "1284 device id"

       Drivername is the name of the driver program. Ppdname is the name used to select the given
       driver. Language is the locale associated with the default language of the PPD file, typi-
       cally "en". Make is the Manufacturer name from the PPD file. Make and model is  the  Nick-
       Name name from the PPD file. 1284 device id is the 1284DeviceId from the PPD file, if any.

   WRITING FILES (drivername cat ppdname)
       When  the  driver program is run with the "cat ppdname" arguments, it must write the named
       PPD file to stdout, uncompressed. If the named PPD file does not exist, the driver program
       must not write any output to stdout and report the error to stderr instead.

   DRIVER ERROR MESSAGES
       Error  messages can be relayed back to cupsd by writing them to stderr. The following pre-
       fixes are recognized:

       DEBUG: [drivername]
	    Debugging messages

       ERROR: [drivername]
	    Error messages

       INFO: [drivername]
	    Informational messages

SEE ALSO
       cupsd(8), cupsd.conf(5), cupstestppd(1),
       http://localhost:631/help

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.

16 June 2008				       CUPS				  cups-driverd(8)
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