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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  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
       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  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.  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, 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.   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 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 2007-2008 by Apple Inc.

16 June 2008		  Common UNIX Printing System	       cups-driverd(8)
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