1. NAME

foomatic-compiledb - Compile the Foomatic printer/driver database

2. SYNOPSIS

DEBUTINLINEfoomatic-compiledb  \fB[  -t  type\fB  \fB]  \fB[  \fB-f  \fB] \fB[  \fB-j  \fIn\fB  \fB]  \fB[  \fIdriver\fB  \fB...  \fB]FININLINE

3. DESCRIPTION

foomatic-compiledb generates all PPD files or Foomatic combo XML files for all possible printer/driver combos, or only for a selected range of drivers. It generally should not be necessary except for people who want to generate a set of Foomatic data files for distribution. For configuring single printers foomatic-ppdfile(1) and especially foomatic-configure(1) will automagically compute just what they need.

3.1. Options

  • -t  type
              Output file type, either ppd or xml.
  • -f
              Force: Write into the destination directory even if it already exists.
  • -j  n
              n = number of work processes to run
  • driver ...
              only generate data files for these driver(s)

4. SEE ALSO

foomatic-ppdfile (1), foomatic-configure (1)

5. EXIT STATUS

foomatic-compiledb returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.

6. AUTHORS

Manfred Wassmann <\ \fR> and Till Kamppeter <\ \fR> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.

7. BUGS

Existing files are always conserved instead of older files being overwritten. So deleting the destination directory (rm -rf dir) and calling foomatic-compiledb without the -f option is recommended. Please post bug reports on http://lists.freestandards.org/mailman/listinfo/printing-foomatic