foomatic-compiledb man page

foomatic-compiledb — Compile the Foomatic printer/driver database

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

Info

2001-05-07 Foomatic Project