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CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)	    Gutenprint Manual Pages	  CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)

       cups-genppdupdate - update CUPS+Gutenprint PPD files

       cups-genppdupdate  [-h] [-n] [-N] [-q | -v] [-s ppd-directory] [-s out‐
       put-directory] [PPD-FILES or QUEUES...]

       cups-genppdupdate regenerates the Gutenprint PPD files in use by	 CUPS,
       using  the  PPD	files  under  /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint as tem‐
       plates.	 The  new  PPD	file  replaces	the   old   PPD	  file	 under
       /etc/cups/ppd,  but  all	 the options set in the old PPD will be merged
       into the new PPD, provided that they are still valid in the new file.

       If no files or queue names are specified, cups-genppdupdate updates all
       Gutenprint  PPD	files  in /etc/cups/ppd.  Otherwise, cups-genppdupdate
       updates all files or queues listed on the command line.

       cups-genppdupdate does not update Foomatic PPD files or PPD files  from
       Gimp-Print 4.2 or earlier.

       cups-genppdupdate  does	not  restart  cupsd.  cupsd will need manually
       reloading (or send SIGHUP) once cups-genppdupdate has completed.

       -h     Show a help message.

       -n     No action.  The program will run, but the old PPD files will not
	      be replaced.

       -q     Quiet mode.  No messages will be issued, apart from errors.

       -v     Verbose  mode.   More informative messages will be issued.  Note
	      that extremely verbose  output  may  be  turned  on  by  setting
	      $debug=1	in  the	 source, but this output will not be of use to
	      the average user.

       -s ppd-directory
	      Use ppd-directory as the base directory to read PPD files	 from.
	      By  default,  the base directory is /usr/share/cups/model/guten‐
	      print.  Under this directory, the PPD files are located in  sub‐
	      directories according to language code and territory.

       -o output-directory
	      Place  updated  PPD files in output-directory.  By default, this
	      is the same as the input directory.

       -N     Reset all options to their defaults (do not merge	 options  from
	      the current PPD file)

       cups-genppd(8), cups-genppdconfig(8), CUPS Software Administrators Man‐
       ual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html

       Copyright ©   2002-2006	Roger  Leigh  (  and	Robert
       Krawitz (

       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 (

Version 5.2.9			  07 Jul 2012		  CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)

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