cups-genppdupdate regenerates the Gutenprint PPD files in use by
CUPS, using the PPD files under /usr/share/ppd/gutenprint as
templates. 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
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
Show a help message.
No action. The program will run, but the old PPD files will not be replaced.
Quiet mode. No messages will be issued, apart from errors.
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.
Use ppd-directory as the base directory to read PPD files from. By
default, the base directory is /usr/share/ppd/gutenprint.
Under this directory, the PPD files are located in subdirectories according to
language code and territory.
Place updated PPD files in output-directory. By default, this is the
same as the input directory.
Reset all options to their defaults (do not merge options from the current PPD