ppdcfile(5)

ppdcfile(5)

Name

ppdcfile - cups ppd compiler source file format

Description

The CUPS PPD compiler reads meta files that contain descriptions of one or more PPD files to be generated by ppdc(1). This man page provides a quick reference to the supported keywords and should be used in conjunction with the online help for CUPS.

The source file format is plain ASCII text that can be edited using your favorite text editor. Comments are supported using the C (/* ... */) and C++ (// ...) comment mechanisms.

Printer driver information can be grouped and shared using curly braces ({ ... }); PPD files are written when a close brace or end-of-file is seen and a PCFileName directive has been defined.

Directives may be placed anywhere on a line and are followed by one or more values. The following is a list of the available directives and the values they accept:

#define name value
#elif {name | value}
#else
#endif
#font name encoding "version" charset status
#if {name | value}
#include <filename>
#include "filename"
#media name width length
#media "name/text" width length
#po locale "filename"
Attribute name "" value
Attribute name keyword value
Attribute name "keyword/text" value
Choice name "code"
Choice "name/text" "code"
ColorDevice boolean-value
ColorModel name colorspace colororder compression
ColorModel "name/text" colorspace colororder compression
ColorProfile resolution/mediatype gamma density matrix
Copyright "text"
CustomMedia name width length left bottom right top "size-code" "region-code"
CustomMedia "name/text" width length left bottom right top "size-code" "region-code"
Cutter boolean-value
Darkness temperature name
Darkness temperature "name/text"
DriverType type
Duplex type
Filter mime-type cost program
Finishing name
Finishing "name/text"
Font *
Font name encoding "version" charset status
Group name
Group "name/text"
HWMargins left bottom right top
InputSlot position name
InputSlot position "name/text"
Installable name
Installable "name/text"
LocAttribute name "keyword/text" value
ManualCopies boolean-value
Manufacturer "name"
MaxSize width length
MediaSize name
MediaType type name
MediaType type "name/text"
MinSize width length
ModelName "name"
ModelNumber number
Option name type section order
Option "name/text" type section order
PCFileName "filename.ppd"
Resolution colorspace bits-per-color row-count row-feed row-step name
Resolution colorspace bits-per-color row-count row-feed row-step "name/text"
SimpleColorProfile resolution/mediatype density yellow-density red-density gamma red-adjust green-adjust blue-adjust
Throughput pages-per-minute
UIConstraints "*Option1 *Option2"
UIConstraints "*Option1 Choice1 *Option2"
UIConstraints "*Option1 *Option2 Choice2"
UIConstraints "*Option1 Choice1 *Option2 Choice2"
VariablePaperSize boolean-value
Version number

See Also

ppdc(1), ppdhtml(1), ppdi(1), ppdmerge(1), ppdpo(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

Copyright

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