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       cups-genppdupdate - update CUPS+Gutenprint PPD files


       cups-genppdupdate  [-h]  [-n]  [-N]  [-q  |  -v] [-s ppd-directory] [-s
       output-directory] [PPD-FILES or QUEUES...]


       cups-genppdupdate regenerates the Gutenprint PPD files in use by  CUPS,
       using  the PPD files under /usr/share/ppd/gutenprint as templates.  The
       new PPD file replaces the old PPD file under /etc/cups/ppd, but all the
       options  set  in  the old PPD will be merged into the new PPD, provided
       that they are still valid in the new file.

       If no files or queue names are specified, cups-genppdupdate updates all
       Gutenprint  PPD  files  in /etc/cups/ppd.  Otherwise, cups-genppdupdate
       updates all files or queues listed on the command line.

       cups-genppdupdate does not update Foomatic PPD files or PPD files  from
       Gimp-Print 4.2 or earlier.

       cups-genppdupdate  does  not  restart  cupsd.  cupsd will need manually
       reloading (or send SIGHUP) once cups-genppdupdate has completed.


       -h     Show a help message.

       -n     No action.  The program will run, but the old PPD files will not
              be replaced.

       -q     Quiet mode.  No messages will be issued, apart from errors.

       -v     Verbose  mode.   More informative messages will be issued.  Note
              that extremely verbose  output  may  be  turned  on  by  setting
              $debug=1  in  the  source, but this output will not be of use to
              the average user.

       -s ppd-directory
              Use ppd-directory as the base directory to read PPD files  from.
              By  default,  the  base  directory is /usr/share/ppd/gutenprint.
              Under  this  directory,   the   PPD   files   are   located   in
              subdirectories according to language code and territory.

       -o output-directory
              Place  updated  PPD files in output-directory.  By default, this
              is the same as the input directory.

       -N     Reset all options to their defaults (do not merge  options  from
              the current PPD file)


       cups-genppd(8),   cups-genppdconfig(8),  CUPS  Software  Administrators
       Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html


       Copyright (C)  2002-2006 Roger  Leigh  (  and  Robert
       Krawitz (

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the  GNU  General  Public  License,  version  2,  as
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (