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NAME

       cups-driverd - cups driver daemon

SYNOPSIS

       cups-driverd cat ppd-name
       cups-driverd list request_id limit options

DESCRIPTION

       cups-driverd  shows  or lists PPD files. It is run in response to CUPS-
       Add-Modify-Printer  or  CUPS-Get-Devices  requests.   The  first   form
       ("cups-driverd  cat ppd-name") writes the named PPD file to stdout. The
       output format is an uncompressed PPD file.

       The second form lists the  available  manufacturers  or  PPD  files  to
       stdout  as  indicated  by the options argument. The output format is an
       IPP response message. The request_id argument is the  request  ID  from
       the original IPP request, typically 1. The Ilimit argument is the limit
       value from the original IPP request - 0 means no  limit.  Finally,  the
       options  argument  is a space-delimited list of attributes ("name=value
       name=value cups-driverd looks for the ppd-make and requested-attributes
       attributes and tailors the output accordingly.

DRIVERS

       Drivers  can  be  static  PPD  files  under  the  /usr/share/cups/model
       directory or programs under the /usr/lib/cups/driver directory.  Static
       PPD  files  must  conform  to  the  Adobe PPD File Format Specification
       version 4.3 and may be compressed using  the  gzip(1)  program.  Driver
       programs  must  implement  the command-line interface shown in the next
       section.  Driver programs provide an interface to dynamically-generated
       PPD files. The following arguments are currently defined:

       drivername list
            Lists the supported PPD files to stdout.

       drivername cat ppdname
            Writes  the  named  PPD  file to stdout.  When run with the single
            argument "list", the program must list the available PPD files  it
            can generate to stdout using the following format:
                "drivername:ppdname" language "make" "make and model" "1284 device id"

       Drivername  is the name of the driver program. Ppdname is the name used
       to select the given driver. Language is the locale associated with  the
       default  language  of  the  PPD  file,  typically  "en".  Make  is  the
       Manufacturer name from the PPD file. Make and  model  is  the  NickName
       name from the PPD file. 1284 device id is the 1284DeviceId from the PPD
       file, if any.  When the driver program is run with  the  "cat  ppdname"
       arguments, it must write the named PPD file to stdout, uncompressed. If
       the named PPD file does not exist, the driver program  must  not  write
       any  output  to  stdout  and report the error to stderr instead.  Error
       messages can be relayed back to cupsd by writing them  to  stderr.  The
       following prefixes are recognized:

       DEBUG: [drivername]
            Debugging messages

       ERROR: [drivername]
            Error messages

       INFO: [drivername]
            Informational messages

SEE ALSO

       cupsd(8), cupsd.conf(5), cupstestppd(1),
       http://localhost:631/help

COPYRIGHT

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