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FOOMATIC-PPDFILE(1)	    General Commands Manual	   FOOMATIC-PPDFILE(1)

NAME
       foomatic-ppdfile	- Generate a PPD file for a given printer/driver combo

SYNOPSIS
       foomatic-ppdfile	[-w] [-d <driver>] -p <printerid>
       foomatic-ppdfile	[-A] [-P pattern]
       foomatic-ppdfile	-h

DESCRIPTION
       The  first form of the foomatic-ppdfile to compute the spooler-indepen-
       dent Foomatic PPD file for any valid printer/driver combo available  in
       the  Foomatic  database,	both for printing with foomatic-rip(1) and for
       applications/clients being able to access the printer's	options.   The
       PPD  file  is  returned on standard ouput.  If the driver is not	speci-
       fied, the default driver	is used.

       The second form of the foomatic-ppdfile program will search the printer
       database	 and  return  either  all  printer entries or those whose name
       and/or model information	match a	regular	expression.

       The last	form prints a help message and exits.

   Options
       -d drivername
	    The	(optional) driver name to use.	If the driver name is not sup-
	    plied,  the	 default  or  first  driver in the printers compatible
	    driver list	is used.

       -p   printer id The printer id.

       -w   Return a PPD file that conforms to the  Microsoft  Windows	format
	    limitations.

       -A   Return all printer entries in the database.

       -Ppattern
	    Return all printer entries in the database which match the regular
	    expression.

       SEE ALSO
	      foomatic-rip(1)

EXIT STATUS
       foomatic-ppdfile	returns	0 on success, 1	otherwise.

AUTHOR
       Manfred	Wassmann  <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de>  for	the   foomatic
       project using output from the associated	binary.

       Modified	and updated by Patrick Powell <papowell	at astart.com_.

BUGS
       None so far.

       Please post bug reports on

       http://lists.freestandards.org/mailman/listinfo/printing-foomatic

Foomatic Project		  2001-05-07		   FOOMATIC-PPDFILE(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | EXIT STATUS | AUTHOR | BUGS

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