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       foomatic-ppdfile - Generate a PPD file for a given printer/driver combo

       foomatic-ppdfile [-w] [-d <driver>] -p <printerid>
       foomatic-ppdfile [-A] [-P pattern]
       foomatic-ppdfile -h

       The  first form of the foomatic-ppdfile to compute the spooler-indepen‐
       dent Foomatic PPD file for any valid printer/driver combo available  in
       the  Foomatic  database, both for printing with foomatic-rip(1) and for
       applications/clients being able to access the printer's	options.   The
       PPD  file  is  returned on standard ouput.  If the driver is not speci‐
       fied, the default driver is used.

       The second form of the foomatic-ppdfile program will search the printer
       database	 and  return  either  all  printer entries or those whose name
       and/or model information match a regular expression.

       The last form prints a help message and exits.

       -d drivername
	    The (optional) driver name to use.	If the driver name is not sup‐
	    plied,  the	 default  or  first  driver in the printers compatible
	    driver list is used.

       -p   printer id The printer id.

       -w   Return a PPD file that conforms to the  Microsoft  Windows	format

       -A   Return all printer entries in the database.

	    Return all printer entries in the database which match the regular

       SEE ALSO

       foomatic-ppdfile returns 0 on success, 1 otherwise.

       Manfred	Wassmann  <>  for	the   foomatic
       project using output from the associated binary.

       Modified and updated by Patrick Powell <papowell at>.

       None so far.

       Please post bug reports on

Foomatic Project		  2001-05-07		   FOOMATIC-PPDFILE(1)

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