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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 IPP printing (currently IPP  Everywhere,  AirPrint,  Mopria,
       and  Wi-Fi-Direct  printers,  network  printers	and  also IPP-over-USB
       printers	with the help of ippusbxd(8)) by polling  capability  informa-
       tion  from  the	printers  via IPP. it can be either called for listing
       suitable	printers in the	network	and for	actually generating  the  PPD.
       It can also be called by	CUPS when CUPS is listing available PPDs/driv-
       ers 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
       driverless-capable IPP printers will be listed.

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

AUTHOR
       The authors of driverless are listed in	/usr/local/share/doc/cups-fil-
       ters/AUTHORS.

				  27 Dec 2016			 driverless(1)

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