cups-genppdupdate - update CUPS+Gutenprint PPD files

          cups-genppdupdate [-h] [-n] [-N] [-q | -v] [-s ppd-
          directory] [-s output-directory] [PPD-FILES or QUEUES...]

          cups-genppdupdate regenerates the Gutenprint PPD files in
          use by CUPS, using the PPD files under
          /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint as templates.  The new PPD
          file replaces the old PPD file under /etc/cups/ppd, but all
          the options set in the old PPD will be merged into the new
          PPD, provided that they are still valid in the new file.

          If no files or queue names are specified, cups-genppdupdate
          updates all Gutenprint PPD files in /etc/cups/ppd.  Other-
          wise, cups-genppdupdate updates all files or queues listed
          on the command line.

          cups-genppdupdate does not update PPD files from Gimp-Print
          4.2 or earlier.

          cups-genppdupdate does not restart cupsd.  cupsd will need
          manually reloading (or send SIGHUP) once cups-genppdupdate
          has completed.

          -h   Show a help message.

          -n   No action.  The program will run, but the old PPD files
               will not be replaced.

          -q   Quiet mode.  No messages will be issued, apart from

          -v   Verbose mode.  More informative messages will be
               issued.  Note that extremely verbose output may be
               turned on by setting $debug=1 in the source, but this
               output will not be of use to the average user.

          -s ppd-directory
               Use ppd-directory as the base directory to read PPD
               files from.  By default, the base directory is
               /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint.  Under this direc-
               tory, the PPD files are located in subdirectories
               according to language code and territory.

          -o output-directory
               Place updated PPD files in output-directory.  By

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               default, this is the same as the input directory.

          -N   Reset all options to their defaults (do not merge
               options from the current PPD file)

          cups-genppd(8), cups-genppdconfig(8), CUPS Software Adminis-
          trators Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html

          Copyright c  2002-2006 Roger Leigh ( and
          Robert Krawitz (

          This program is free software; you can redistribute it
          and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public
          License, version 2, as published by the Free Software Foun-

          This manual page was written by Roger Leigh

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