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       cupsfilter - convert a file to another format using cups filters


       cupsfilter  [  --list-filters ] [ -D ] [ -U user ] [ -c config-file ] [
       -d printer ] [ -e ] [ -i mime/type ] [ -j job-id[,N] ] [ -m mime/type ]
       [ -n copies ] [ -o name=value ] [ -p filename.ppd ] [ -t title ] [ -u ]


       cupsfilter is a front-end to the CUPS filter subsystem which allows you
       to  convert a file to a specific format, just as if you had printed the
       file through CUPS. By default, cupsfilter generates  a  PDF  file.  The
       converted file is sent to the standard output.


            Do  not  actually  run the filters, just print the filters used to

       -D   Delete the input file after conversion.

       -U user
            Specifies the username passed to the filters. The default  is  the
            name of the current user.

       -c config-file
            Uses the named cups-files.conf configuration file.

       -d printer
            Uses information from the named printer.

       -e   Use every filter from the PPD file.

       -i mime/type
            Specifies  the  source file type. The default file type is guessed
            using the filename and contents of the file.

       -j job-id[,N]
            Converts document N from the  specified  job.  If  N  is  omitted,
            document 1 is converted.

       -m mime/type
            Specifies  the  destination  file  type.  The default file type is
            application/pdf. Use printer/foo to convert to the printer  format
            defined by the filters in the PPD file.

       -n copies
            Specifies the number of copies to generate.

       -o name=value
            Specifies options to pass to the CUPS filters.

       -p filename.ppd
            Specifies the PPD file to use.

       -t title
            Specifies the document title.

       -u   Delete the PPD file after conversion.


       cupsfilter returns a non-zero exit status on any error.


       All  of the standard cups(1) environment variables affect the operation
       of cupsfilter.




       Unlike when printing, filters run using the cupsfilter command use  the
       current  user and security session. This may result in different output
       or unexpected behavior.


       The following command will generate a PDF  preview  of  job  42  for  a
       printer named "myprinter" and save it to a file named "preview.pdf":

           cupsfilter -m application/pdf -d myprinter -j 42 >preview.pdf


       cups(1),  cupsd.conf(5),  filter(7), mime.convs(7), mime.types(7), CUPS
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