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:
- -D name[=value]
- Sets the named variable for use in the source file. It is equivalent to using the #define directive in the source file.
- -I include-directory
- Specifies an alternate include directory. Multiple -I options can be supplied to add additional directories.
- -c message-catalog
- Specifies a single message catalog file in GNU gettext (filename.po) or Apple strings (filename.strings) format to be used for localization.
- -d output-directory
- Specifies the output directory for PPD files. The default output directory is "ppd".
- -l language(s)
- 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.
- Specifies that the output filename should be based on the ModelName value instead of FileName or PCFileName.
- Specifies that PPD files should be tested instead of generated.
- 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 PPD files.
- 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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