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ppdc - cups ppd compiler (deprecated)
ppdc [ -D name[=value] ] [ -I include-directory ] [ -c message-catalog
] [ -d output-directory ] [ -l language(s) ] [ -m ] [ -t ] [ -v ] [ -z
] [ --cr ] [ --crlf ] [ --lf ] source-file
ppdc compiles PPDC source files into one or more PPD files. This
program is deprecated and will be removed in a future release of CUPS.
ppdc supports the following options:
Sets the named variable for use in the source file. It is
equivalent to using the #define directive in the source file.
Specifies an alternate include directory. Multiple -I options can
be supplied to add additional directories.
Specifies a single message catalog file in GNU gettext
(filename.po) or Apple strings (filename.strings) format to be
used for localization.
Specifies the output directory for PPD files. The default output
directory is "ppd".
Specifies one or more languages to use when localizing the PPD
file(s). The default language is "en" (English). Separate
multiple languages with commas, for example
"de_DE,en_UK,es_ES,es_MX,es_US,fr_CA,fr_FR,it_IT" will create PPD
files with German, UK English, Spanish (Spain, Mexico, and US),
French (France and Canada), and Italian languages in each file.
-m Specifies that the output filename should be based on the
ModelName value instead of FileName or PCFileName.
-t Specifies that PPD files should be tested instead of generated.
-v Specifies verbose output, basically a running status of which
files are being loaded or written. -z Generates compressed PPD
files (filename.ppd.gz). The default is to generate uncompressed
--lf Specifies the line ending to use - carriage return, carriage
return and line feed, or line feed alone. The default is to use
the line feed character alone.
PPD files are deprecated and will no longer be supported in a future
feature release of CUPS. Printers that do not support IPP can be
supported using applications such as ippeveprinter(1).
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