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

       cups-driverd - cups driver daemon

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

       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  std‐
       out  as	indicated by the options argument. The output format is an IPP
       response message. The request_id argument 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 can be static PPD files under the /usr/share/cups/model	direc‐
       tory  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	provide	 a   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.

       Driver  programs MUST NOT query hardware or make other long-term opera‐
       tions that would delay the return of a driver list. See the NOTES  sec‐
       tion below for specific recommendations.

   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  for‐
	   "drivername:ppdname" language "make" "make and model"
	   "drivername:ppdname" language "make" "make and model" "1284 device id"
	   "drivername:ppdname" language "make" "make and model" "1284 device id" "(PPD product)"
	   "drivername:ppdname" language "make" "make and model" "1284 device id" "(PPD product)" "PostScript version"
	   "drivername:ppdname" language "make" "make and model" "1284 device id" "(PPD product)" "PostScript version" "type"

       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, typically "en". Make is the Manufac‐
       turer name from the PPD file. Make and model is the NickName name  from
       the  PPD file. 1284 device id is the 1284DeviceId from the PPD file, if
       any. (PPD product) is the Product string as it would appear in the  PPD
       file  or	 from  a PostScript query. PostScript version is the PSVersion
       string as it would appear in the PPD file or from a  PostScript	query.
       Type  is	 "postscript" for PostScript printers, "pdf" for PDF printers,
       "raster" for raster printers, or "fax" for facsimile devices.

   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.

       Error  messages can be relayed back to cupsd by writing them to stderr.
       The following prefixes are recognized:

       DEBUG: [drivername]
	    Debugging messages

       ERROR: [drivername]
	    Error messages

       INFO: [drivername]
	    Informational messages

       Due to performance considerations, driver programs have been officially
       deprecated  and	should not be used for new development. Currently only
       the CUPS web interface and lpinfo(8) command will  request  lists  from
       all driver programs.

       cupsd(8), cupsd.conf(5), cupstestppd(1), lpinfo(8),

       Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc.

6 January 2011			     CUPS		       cups-driverd(8)

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