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MAKE_DRIVER_DB_CUPS

MAKE_DRIVER_DB_CUPS

Section: (1) Updated: Jun 2006
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NAME

make_driver_db_cups - create a printer database from ppd files  

SYNOPSIS

make_driver_db_cups [db_directory] [output_filename]  

DESCRIPTION

make_driver_db_cups creates a printer database from PPD files. PPD files (Postscript Printer Description files) describe a specific printer. Nowadays they are also used for non-Postscript printers.

make_driver_db_cups prints all printer descriptions found in a given directory and all its subdirectories to stdout. The first line gives the number of all found printers. Every printer description block consists of the items FILE, MANUFACTURER, MODELNAME, MODEL and DESCRIPTION. The block is followed by the current block number.

If an output file is given make_driver_db_cups suppresses all numbers.

The PPD files may be gzip compressed.  

OPTIONS

 

Arguments:

db_directory
directory with ppd files
output_filename
write printer database into this file
 

FILES

$KDEHOME/share/apps/kdeprint/printerdb_cups.txt
KDE printer database
(if $KDEHOME is not set ~/.kde is used)
 

SEE ALSO

make_driver_db_lpr(1)
www.linuxprinting.org
Information about printing under UNIX
 

AUTHORS

The KDE project


Please use http://bugs.kde.org to report bugs.

This manual page was written by Holger Hartmann <Holger_Hartmann@gmx.de> for the Debian Project (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
Arguments:
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS

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