cupsfilter(8)                    Apple Inc.                    cupsfilter(8)

NAME         top

       cupsfilter - convert a file to another format using cups filters

SYNOPSIS         top

       cupsfilter [ --list-filters ] [ -D ] [ -U user ] [ -c config-file ] [
       -d printer ] [ -e ] [ -i mime/type ] [ -j job-id[,N] ] [ -m mime/type
       ] [ -n copies ] [ -o name=value ] [ -p filename.ppd ] [ -t title ] [
       -u ] filename

DESCRIPTION         top

       cupsfilter is a front-end to the CUPS filter subsystem which allows
       you to convert a file to a specific format, just as if you had
       printed the file through CUPS. By default, cupsfilter generates a PDF
       file. The converted file is sent to the standard output.

OPTIONS         top

            Do not actually run the filters, just print the filters used to

       -D   Delete the input file after conversion.

       -U user
            Specifies the username passed to the filters. The default is the
            name of the current user.

       -c config-file
            Uses the named cups-files.conf configuration file.

       -d printer
            Uses information from the named printer.

       -e   Use every filter from the PPD file.

       -i mime/type
            Specifies the source file type. The default file type is guessed
            using the filename and contents of the file.

       -j job-id[,N]
            Converts document N from the specified job. If N is omitted,
            document 1 is converted.

       -m mime/type
            Specifies the destination file type. The default file type is
            application/pdf. Use printer/foo to convert to the printer
            format defined by the filters in the PPD file.

       -n copies
            Specifies the number of copies to generate.

       -o name=value
            Specifies options to pass to the CUPS filters.

       -p filename.ppd
            Specifies the PPD file to use.

       -t title
            Specifies the document title.

       -u   Delete the PPD file after conversion.

EXIT STATUS         top

       cupsfilter returns a non-zero exit status on any error.

ENVIRONMENT         top

       All of the standard cups(1) environment variables affect the
       operation of cupsfilter.

FILES         top


NOTES         top

       Unlike when printing, filters run using the cupsfilter command use
       the current user and security session. This may result in different
       output or unexpected behavior.

EXAMPLE         top

       The following command will generate a PDF preview of job 42 for a
       printer named "myprinter" and save it to a file named "preview.pdf":

           cupsfilter -m application/pdf -d myprinter -j 42 >preview.pdf

SEE ALSO         top

       cups(1), cupsd.conf(5), filter(7), mime.convs(7), mime.types(7), CUPS
       Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2018 by Apple Inc.

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11 June 2014                        CUPS                       cupsfilter(8)

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