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       cups-genppd - generate Gutenprint PPD files for use with CUPS


       cups-genppd  [-c  localedir]  [-l  locale] [-p prefix] [-q] [-v] model1
       [model2, ...modeln]
       cups-genppd -L [-c localedir]
       cups-genppd -M [-v]
       cups-genppd -h
       cups-genppd -V


       cups-genppd generates Gutenprint PPD files  for  use  with  CUPS.   The
       default  behavior is to output PPD files for all models of printer that
       the Gutenprint printer driver library supports.  You may  restrict  the
       models  by  listing  either  the  driver names or the full names of the
       printers you  wish  to  generate  PPD  files  for  after  any  options.
       Additionally,  the  PPD files may be localised, that is, translated, to
       use your native language rather than US English.  There are commands to
       find out what printer models and languages are supported.


       cups-genppd -v bjc-6200EPSON Stylus Photo 1280’ ’HP DeskJet 850C’
              verbosely  generate  three PPD files, listing the driver name in
              the first case, and the full name in the second.

       LANG=de_DE genppd -p ppd -c /usr/share/locale
              generate PPDs for all available models, in directory  ppd  using
              the  locale data found under /usr/share/locale.  The language to
              use is taken from the environment (de_DE).

       cups-genppd -L -c /usr/local/share/locale
              list available languages  using  the  locale  data  found  under

       cups-genppd -M -v
              list available drivers, with long model descriptions


       -h     show a help message

       -L     list  available translations (message catalogs).  If a locale is
              used for which there is not a  corresponding  translation,  then
              then US English will be used.

       -M     list  available  printer  models.  By default, only driver names
              are listed; if verbose mode is used, the full  model  name  will
              also be printed

       -V     show version information and defaults

              The default behavior is to output PPDs if no command is given.


       -c localedir
              use localedir as the base directory for locale data

       -l locale
              output  PPDs  translated  with  messages  for locale.  Note that
              locale must be a locale as shown by locale -a.  For example, the
              de  translation  is  used by the de_DE locale; de alone will not

       -p prefix
              output  PPDs  in  directory   prefix.    Directories   are   not
              recursively created.

       -q     Quiet mode.

       -v     Verbose mode.

       models a list of printer models, either the driver or quoted full name.


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       Copyright ©  1992-2002 Michael Sweet (

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the  GNU  General  Public  License,  version  2,  as
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (