1. NAME

cupsfilter - convert a file to another format using cups filters

2. SYNOPSIS

cupsfilter [ -c config-file ] [ -e ] -j job-id[,N] [ -m mime/type ] [ -n copies ] [ -o name=value ] [ -p filename.ppd ] [ -t title ] filename

3. DESCRIPTION

cupsfilter is a front-end to the CUPS filter subsystem which allows you to convert a file to a specific format, just as if you had printed the file through CUPS. By default, cupsfilter generates a PDF file.

4. OPTIONS

  • -c config-file
         
    Uses the named cupsd.conf configuration file.
  • -e
         
    Use every filter from the PPD file.
  • -j job-id[,N]
         
    Converts document N from the specified job. If N is omitted, document 1 is converted.
  • -m mime/type
         
    Specifies the destination file type. The default file type is application/pdf. Use printer/foo to convert to the printer format defined by the filters in the PPD file.
  • -n copies
         
    Specifies the number of copies to generate.
  • -o name=value
         
    Specifies options to pass to the CUPS filters.
  • -p filename.ppd
         
    Specifies the PPD file to use.
  • -t title
         
    Specifies the document title.

5. KNOWN ISSUES

cupsfilter currently does not use the filters defined in the PPD file. This will be addressed in a future CUPS release.

6. SEE ALSO

7. COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.