cups-genppd man page on aLinux
CUPS-GENPPD(8) Gutenprint Manual Pages CUPS-GENPPD(8)
cups-genppd - generate Gutenprint PPD files for use with CUPS
cups-genppd [-c localedir] [-l locale] [-p prefix] [-q] [-v] model1
cups-genppd -L [-c localedir]
cups-genppd -M [-v]
cups-genppd generates Gutenprint PPD files for use with CUPS. The
default behavior is to output PPD files for all models of printer that
the Gutenprint printer driver library supports. You may restrict the
models by listing either the driver names or the full names of the
printers you wish to generate PPD files for after any options. Addi‐
tionally, the PPD files may be localised, that is, translated, to use
your native language rather than US English. There are commands to
find out what printer models and languages are supported.
cups-genppd -v bjc-6200 'Epson Stylus Photo 1280' 'HP DeskJet 850C'
verbosely generate three PPD files, listing the driver name in
the first case, and the full name in the second.
LANG=de_DE genppd -p ppd -c /usr/share/locale
generate PPDs for all available models, in directory ppd using
the locale data found under /usr/share/locale. The language to
use is taken from the environment (de_DE).
cups-genppd -L -c /usr/local/share/locale
list available languages using the locale data found under
cups-genppd -M -v
list available drivers, with long model descriptions
-h show a help message
-L list available translations (message catalogs). If a locale is
used for which there is not a corresponding translation, then
then US English will be used.
-M list available printer models. By default, only driver names
are listed; if verbose mode is used, the full model name will
also be printed
-V show version information and defaults
The default behavior is to output PPDs if no command is given.
use localedir as the base directory for locale data
output PPDs translated with messages for locale. Note that
locale must be a locale as shown by locale -a. For example, the
de translation is used by the de_DE locale; de alone will not
output PPDs in directory prefix. Directories are not recur‐
-q Quiet mode.
-v Verbose mode.
models a list of printer models, either the driver or quoted full name.
CUPS Software Administrators Manual, http://localhost:631/documenta‐
Copyright © 1992-2002 Michael Sweet (email@example.com)
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 pub‐
lished by the Free Software Foundation.
This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Version 5.2.3 21 Dec 2008 CUPS-GENPPD(8)
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