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       foomatic-ppdfile - Generate a PPD file for a given printer/driver combo


       foomatic-ppdfile [-w] [-d <driver>] -p <printerid>
       foomatic-ppdfile [-A] [-P pattern]
       foomatic-ppdfile -h


       The  first  form  of  the foomatic-ppdfile to compute the spooler-independent Foomatic PPD
       file for any valid printer/driver combo available  in  the  Foomatic  database,  both  for
       printing  with  foomatic-rip(1)  and  for  applications/clients  being  able to access the
       printer's options.  The PPD file is returned on standard ouput.   If  the  driver  is  not
       specified, the default driver is used.

       The  second  form  of  the  foomatic-ppdfile  program will search the printer database and
       return either all printer entries or those whose name and/or  model  information  match  a
       regular expression.

       The last form prints a help message and exits.

       -d drivername
            The  (optional)  driver name to use.  If the driver name is not supplied, the default
            or first driver in the printers compatible driver list is used.

       -p   printer id The printer id.

       -w   Return a PPD file that conforms to the Microsoft Windows format limitations.

       -A   Return all printer entries in the database.

            Return all printer entries in the database which match the regular expression.

       SEE ALSO


       foomatic-ppdfile returns 0 on success, 1 otherwise.


       Manfred Wassmann <> for the foomatic project using output from
       the associated binary.

       Modified and updated by Patrick Powell <papowell at>.


       None so far.

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