ppdc - cups ppd compiler


ppdc [ -D name[=value] ] [ -I include-directory ] [ -c message-catalog ] [ -d output-directory ] [ -l language(s) ] [-m] [-t] [ -v ] [ -z ] [ --cr ] [ --crlf ] [ --lf ] source-file


ppdc compiles PPDC source files into one or more PPD files.

The -D option sets the named variable for use in the source file. It is equivalent to using the #define directive in the source file.

The -I option specifies an alternate include directory; multiple -I options can be supplied to add additional directories.

The -c option specifies a single message catalog file in GNU gettext source format (filename.po) to be used for localization.

The -d option specifies the output directory for PPD files. The default output directory is "ppd".

The -l option specifies one or more languages to use when localizing the PPD file(s). The default language is "en" (English). Separate multiple languages with commas, for example "de_DE,en_UK,es_ES,es_MX,es_US,fr_CA,fr_FR,it_IT" will create PPD files with German, UK English, Spanish (Spain, Mexico, and US), French (France and Canada), and Italian languages in each file.

The -m option specifies that the output filename should be based on the ModelName value instead of FileName or PCFilenName.

The -t option specifies that PPD files should be tested instead of generated.

The -v option provides more verbose output, basically a running status of which files are being loaded or written.

The -z option generates compressed PPD files (filename.ppd.gz). The default is to generate uncompressed PPD files.

The --cr, --crlf, and --lf options specify the line ending to use - carriage return, carriage return and line feed, or line feed. The default is to use the line feed character alone.



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