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CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)	    Gutenprint Manual Pages	  CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)

       cups-genppdupdate - update CUPS+Gutenprint PPD files

       cups-genppdupdate  [-h] [-n] [-N] [-q | -v] [-s ppd-directory] [-s out-
       put-directory] [PPD-FILES or QUEUES...]

       cups-genppdupdate regenerates the Gutenprint PPD	files in use by	 CUPS,
       using  the  PPD	files  under /usr/local/share/cups/model/gutenprint as
       templates.  The new PPD file replaces the old PPD file  under  /usr/lo-
       cal/etc/cups/ppd, but all the options set in the	old PPD	will be	merged
       into the	new PPD, provided that they are	still valid in the new file.

       If no files or queue names are specified, cups-genppdupdate updates all
       Gutenprint    PPD   files   in	/usr/local/etc/cups/ppd.    Otherwise,
       cups-genppdupdate updates all files or queues  listed  on  the  command

       cups-genppdupdate does not update PPD files from	Gimp-Print 4.2 or ear-

       cups-genppdupdate does not restart cupsd.   cupsd  will	need  manually
       reloading (or send SIGHUP) once cups-genppdupdate has completed.

       -h     Show a help message.

       -n     No action.  The program will run,	but the	old PPD	files will not
	      be replaced.

       -q     Quiet mode.  No messages will be issued, apart from errors.

       -v     Verbose mode.  More informative messages will be	issued.	  Note
	      that  extremely  verbose output may be turned on by setting $de-
	      bug=1 in the source, but this output will	not be of use  to  the
	      average user.

       -s ppd-directory
	      Use  ppd-directory as the	base directory to read PPD files from.
	      By    default,	the	base	 directory     is     /usr/lo-
	      cal/share/cups/model/gutenprint.	 Under this directory, the PPD
	      files are	located	in subdirectories according to	language  code
	      and territory.

       -o output-directory
	      Place  updated  PPD files	in output-directory.  By default, this
	      is the same as the input directory.

       -N     Reset all	options	to their defaults (do not merge	 options  from
	      the current PPD file)

       cups-genppd(8), cups-genppdconfig(8), CUPS Software Administrators Man-
       ual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html

       Copyright (C)  2002-2006	Roger  Leigh  (  and	Robert
       Krawitz (

       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  pub-
       lished by the Free Software Foundation.

       This manual page	was written by Roger Leigh (

Version	5.3.3			  25 Aug 2019		  CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)


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