mime.convs(5)                (CUPS)                 mime.convs(5)

     NAME
          mime.convs - mime type conversion file for cups (deprecated)

     DESCRIPTION
          The mime.convs file defines the filters that are available
          for converting files from one format to another.  The
          standard filters support text, PDF, PostScript, and many
          types of image files.

          Additional filters are specified in files with the extension
          .convs in the CUPS configuration directory.

          Each line in the mime.convs file is a comment, blank, or
          filter line.  Comment lines start with the # character.
          Filter lines specify the source and destination MIME types
          along with a relative cost associated with the filter and
          the filter to run:

              source/type destination/type cost filter

          The source/type field specifies the source MIME media type
          that is consumed by the filter.

          The destination/type field specifies the destination MIME
          media type that is produced by the filter.

          The cost field specifies the relative cost for running the
          filter.  A value of 100 means that the filter uses a large
          amount of resources while a value of 0 means that the filter
          uses very few resources.

          The filter field specifies the filter program filename.
          Filenames are relative to the CUPS filter directory.

     FILES
          /etc/cups - Typical CUPS configuration directory.
          /usr/lib/cups/filter - Typical CUPS filter directory.
          /usr/libexec/cups/filter - CUPS filter directory on macOS.

     EXAMPLES
          Define a filter that converts PostScript documents to CUPS
          Raster format:

              application/vnd.cups-postscript application/vnd.cups-raster 50 pstoraster

     NOTES
          CUPS filters are deprecated and will no longer be supported
          in a future feature release of CUPS.  Printers that do not
          support IPP can be supported using applications such as

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          ippeveprinter(1).

     SEE ALSO
          cups-files.conf(5), cupsd.conf(5), cupsd(8), cupsfilter(8),
          mime.types(5), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

     COPYRIGHT
          Copyright [co] 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

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