cups-config(1) OpenPrinting cups-config(1)

cups-config - get cups api, compiler, directory, and link information (deprecated).

cups-config --api-version
cups-config --build
cups-config --cflags
cups-config --datadir
cups-config --help
cups-config --ldflags
cups-config [ --image ] [ --static ] --libs
cups-config --serverbin
cups-config --serverroot
cups-config --version

The cups-config command allows application developers to determine the necessary command-line options for the compiler and linker, as well as the installation directories for filters, configuration files, and drivers. All values are reported to the standard output. Note: This command is deprecated and will be removed in a future version of CUPS. The pkg-config(1) command should be used instead.

The cups-config command accepts the following command-line options:

Reports the current API version (major.minor).
Reports a system-specific build number.
Reports the necessary compiler options.
Reports the default CUPS data directory.
Reports the program usage message.
Reports the necessary linker options.
Reports the necessary libraries to link to.
Reports the default CUPS binary directory, where filters and backends are stored.
Reports the default CUPS configuration file directory.
When used with --libs, reports the static libraries instead of the default (shared) libraries.
Reports the full version number of the CUPS installation (major.minor.patch).

Show the currently installed version of CUPS:


cups-config --version

Compile a simple one-file CUPS filter:


cc `cups-config --cflags --ldflags` -o filter filter.c \
`cups-config --libs`

The following options are deprecated but continue to work for backwards compatibility:

Formerly used to add the CUPS imaging library to the list of libraries.

cups(1), pkg-config(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

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