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Manual Reference Pages  -  FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB (1)

NAME

foomatic-compiledb - Compile the Foomatic printer/driver database

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
     Options
See Also
Exit Status
Authors
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

foomatic-compiledb [ -t type ] [ -f ] [ -j n ] [ driver ... ]

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.

    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)

SEE ALSO

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

EXIT STATUS

foomatic-compiledb returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.

AUTHORS

Manfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> and Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter@gmail.com> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.

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

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Foomatic Project FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB (1) 2001-05-07

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