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


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


       The  first  form  of  the  foomatic-ppdfile  to  compute  the  spooler-
       independent  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 specified, 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.

       -d drivername
            The  (optional)  driver  name  to  use.  If the driver name is not
            supplied, 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

       -A   Return all printer entries in the database.

            Return all printer entries in the database which match the regular

       SEE ALSO


       foomatic-ppdfile returns 0 on success, 1 otherwise.


       Manfred   Wassmann   <>  for  the  foomatic
       project using output from the associated binary.

       Modified and updated by Patrick Powell <papowell at>.


       None so far.

       Please post bug reports on