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FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1)       General Commands Manual      FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB(1)



NAME
       foomatic-compiledb - Compile the Foomatic printer/driver database

SYNOPSIS
       foomatic-compiledb [ -t type ] [ -f ] [ -j n ] [  driver ...  ]


DESCRIPTION
       foomatic-compiledb  generates all PPD files or Foomatic combo XML files
       for all possible printer/driver combos, or only for a selected range of
       drivers.   It  generally  should not be necessary except for people who
       want to generate a set of Foomatic data  files  for  distribution.  For
       configuring   single   printers   foomatic-ppdfile(1)   and  especially
       foomatic-configure(1) will automagically compute just what they need.


   Options
       -t type   Output file type, either ppd or xml.


       -f        Force: Write  into  the  destination  directory  even  if  it
                 already exists.


       -j n      n = number of work processes to run


       driver ...
                 only generate data files for these driver(s)


SEE ALSO
       foomatic-ppdfile(1),foomatic-configure(1)


EXIT STATUS
       foomatic-compiledb returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.


AUTHORS
       Manfred  Wassmann  <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de>  and  Till  Kamppeter
       <till.kamppeter@gmx.net> for the foomatic project using output from the
       associated binary.


BUGS
       Existing  files are always conserved instead of older files being over-
       written. So deleting the destination directory (rm -rf dir) and calling
       foomatic-compiledb without the -f option is recommended.

       Please post bug reports on

       http://lists.freestandards.org/mailman/listinfo/printing-foomatic




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