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



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

SYNOPSIS
       foomatic-ppdfile [-w] [-d <&lt;driver>&gt;] -p <&lt;printerid>&gt;
       foomatic-ppdfile [-A] [-P pattern]
       foomatic-ppdfile -h


DESCRIPTION
       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.


   Options
       -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
            limitations.


       -A   Return all printer entries in the database.


       -Ppattern
            Return all printer entries in the database which match the regular
            expression.




       SEE ALSO
              foomatic-rip(1)


EXIT STATUS
       foomatic-ppdfile returns 0 on success, 1 otherwise.


AUTHOR
       Manfred  Wassmann  <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de>  for   the   foomatic
       project using output from the associated binary.

       Modified and updated by Patrick Powell <papowell at astart.com&gt;.


BUGS
       None so far.

       Please post bug reports on

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




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