ppdc(1)                          Apple Inc.                          ppdc(1)

NAME         top

       ppdc - cups ppd compiler (deprecated)

SYNOPSIS         top

       ppdc [ -D name[=value] ] [ -I include-directory ] [ -c message-
       catalog ] [ -d output-directory ] [ -l language(s) ] [ -m ] [ -t ] [
       -v ] [ -z ] [ --cr ] [ --crlf ] [ --lf ] source-file

DESCRIPTION         top

       ppdc compiles PPDC source files into one or more PPD files.  This
       program is deprecated and will be removed in a future release of

OPTIONS         top

       ppdc supports the following options:

       -D name[=value]
            Sets the named variable for use in the source file.  It is
            equivalent to using the #define directive in the source file.

       -I include-directory
            Specifies an alternate include directory.  Multiple -I options
            can be supplied to add additional directories.

       -c message-catalog
            Specifies a single message catalog file in GNU gettext
            (filename.po) or Apple strings (filename.strings) format to be
            used for localization.

       -d output-directory
            Specifies the output directory for PPD files.  The default
            output directory is "ppd".

       -l language(s)
            Specifies one or more languages to use when localizing the PPD
            file(s).  The default language is "en" (English).  Separate
            multiple languages with commas, for example
            "de_DE,en_UK,es_ES,es_MX,es_US,fr_CA,fr_FR,it_IT" will create
            PPD files with German, UK English, Spanish (Spain, Mexico, and
            US), French (France and Canada), and Italian languages in each

       -m   Specifies that the output filename should be based on the
            ModelName value instead of FileName or PCFilenName.

       -t   Specifies that PPD files should be tested instead of generated.

       -v   Specifies verbose output, basically a running status of which
            files are being loaded or written.  -z Generates compressed PPD
            files (filename.ppd.gz).  The default is to generate
            uncompressed PPD files.



       --lf Specifies the line ending to use - carriage return, carriage
            return and line feed, or line feed alone.  The default is to use
            the line feed character alone.

SEE ALSO         top

       ppdhtml(1), ppdi(1), ppdmerge(1), ppdpo(1), ppdcfile(5), CUPS Online
       Help (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT         top

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