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FOOMATIC-PPD-OPTIONS(1)     General Commands Manual    FOOMATIC-PPD-OPTIONS(1)



NAME
       foomatic-ppd-options - show the PPD options

SYNOPSIS
       foomatic-ppd-options [-d=debuglevel] [ ppdfiles ]


DESCRIPTION
       The foomatic-ppd-options program reads the specified PPD files or stdin
       and decodes the PPD file to produce a list of options.  This is  really
       just a text based version of other print configuration tools.


       The output format consists of a set of lines, each starting with a key-
       word, followed by a set of options and the default value.  For example:

              makemodel = Tektronix Phaser 350 Foomatic/Postscript (recommended)
              name=PageSize; default=Letter; options=Letter (US Letter), \
                  A4 (A4), 11x17 (11x17), A3 (A3), A5 (A5), B5 (B5 \(JIS\)),...
              name=PageRegion; default=Letter; options=Letter (US Letter), A4 (A4), ...


       Each option starts with the name tag, followed by a default  value  (if
       any),  followed  by  the  set of options and a comment describing them.
       Punctuation in the comment is escaped.

   Options
       -ddebuglevel
            Set the debug level. 0 disables debug messages.


       [ files ]
            The list of PPD files to read for options.  A '-' causes STDIN  to
            be read.



EXIT STATUS
       foomatic-ppd-options  exits  with a 0 status if successful, and nonzero
       if an error.  An error  message  is  also  printed  on  standard  error
       (STDERR).


AUTHOR
       Patrick Powell <papowell at astart.com>


BUGS
       Probably.  But it has been tested.




Foomatic Project                  2003-09-16           FOOMATIC-PPD-OPTIONS(1)