Provided by: cups_2.4.1op1-1ubuntu4.8_amd64 bug


       cupsfilter - convert a file to another format using cups filters (deprecated)


       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 ] filename


       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 stdout.

       -D   Delete the input file after conversion.

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

       -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.




       CUPS printer drivers, filters, and backends 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).

       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   Online   Help


       Copyright © 2021-2022 by OpenPrinting.