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driverless(1)							 driverless(1)

NAME
       driverless - PPD	generator utility for driverless printing

SYNOPSIS
       driverless [-h |	--help | --version] [-d	| -v | --debug]	[list] | [cat driver URI] | [IPP printer URI]

DESCRIPTION
       driverless  generates  PPD  files  for  printers	which are designed for
       driverless printing (currently IPP Everywhere and AirPrint printers) by
       polling capability information from the printers	via IPP. it can	be ei-
       ther called for listing suitable	printers in the	network	and for	 actu-
       ally  generating	 the  PPD.  It can also	be called by CUPS when CUPS is
       listing available PPDs/drivers or creating  print  queues,  making  the
       setup  of  driverless  printers	with printer setup tools transparently
       working.

       driverless is placed in	/usr/lib/cups/driver/  for  listing  available
       driverless-capable  printers  and  generating  PPDs for them. It	should
       also be put in /usr/lib/cups/backend/ (preferably by a  symbolic	 link)
       to list IPP device URIs for suitable printers. Printer setup tools like
       system-config-printer, the CUPS web interface at	http://localhost:631/,
       and  CUPS'  command line	utilities can use driverless with CUPS to list
       available driverless-capable printers, determine	their IPP device  URIs
       and generate PPDs for them. The printers	will be	automatically and cor-
       rectly set up for driverless printing. Note  that  driverless  printing
       requires	IPP communication with the printer.

       A   second   symbolic   link  to	 /usr/lib/cups/driver/driverless  from
       /usr/bin/ allows	driverless to be called	directly by a user.

OPTIONS
       -h, --help, --version
	      Show help	page, including	version	number.

       -v, -d, --debug
	      Debug mode, verbose logging to stderr.

       list   List the driver URIs and metadata	for all	available IPP printers
	      suitable	for  driverless	 PPD  file  generation	(to be used by
	      CUPS).

       cat driver URI
	      Generate the PPD file for	the supplied driver URI	from the  out-
	      put of "list" (to	be used	by CUPS).

       IPP printer URI
	      Generate the PPD file for	the supplied IPP printer URI (suitable
	      URIs are listed when calling driverless without options).

       When called without options, the	IPP printer URIs of all	available  IPP
       printers	will be	listed.

SEE ALSO
       cups-browsed(8),	ippfind(1)

AUTHOR
       The authors of driverless are listed in /usr/share/doc/cups-filters/AU-
       THORS.

				  27 Dec 2016			 driverless(1)

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