FOOMATIC-COMPILEDB

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 2001-05-07
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NAME

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@gmx.net> 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 send bug reports to foomatic-devel@linuxprinting.org.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
Options
SEE ALSO
EXIT STATUS
AUTHORS
BUGS

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