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NAME         top

       cupstestppd - test conformance of ppd files

SYNOPSIS         top

       cupstestppd [ -I category ] [ -R rootdir ] [ -W category ] [ -q ]
       [ -r ] [ -v[v] ] filename.ppd[.gz] [ ...  filename.ppd[.gz] ]
       cupstestppd [ -R rootdir ] [ -W category ] [ -q ] [ -r ] [ -v[v]
       ] -

DESCRIPTION         top

       cupstestppd tests the conformance of PPD files to the Adobe
       PostScript Printer Description file format specification version
       4.3.  It can also be used to list the supported options and
       available fonts in a PPD file.  The results of testing and any
       other output are sent to the standard output.

       The first form of cupstestppd tests one or more PPD files on the
       command-line.  The second form tests the PPD file provided on the
       standard input.

OPTIONS         top

       cupstestppd supports the following options:

       -I filename
            Ignores all PCFileName warnings.

       -I filters
            Ignores all filter errors.

       -I profiles
            Ignores all profile errors.

       -R rootdir
            Specifies an alternate root directory for the filter, pre-
            filter, and other support file checks.

       -W constraints
            Report all UIConstraint errors as warnings.

       -W defaults
            Except for size-related options, report all default option
            errors as warnings.

       -W filters
            Report all filter errors as warnings.

       -W profiles
            Report all profile errors as warnings.

       -W sizes
            Report all media size errors as warnings.

       -W translations
            Report all translation errors as warnings.

       -W all
            Report all of the previous errors as warnings.

       -W none
            Report all of the previous errors as errors.

       -q   Specifies that no information should be displayed.

       -r   Relaxes the PPD conformance requirements so that common
            whitespace, control character, and formatting problems are
            not treated as hard errors.

       -v   Specifies that detailed conformance testing results should
            be displayed rather than the concise PASS/FAIL/ERROR status.

       -vv  Specifies that all information in the PPD file should be
            displayed in addition to the detailed conformance testing

       The -q, -v, and -vv options are mutually exclusive.

EXIT STATUS         top

       cupstestppd returns zero on success and non-zero on error.  The
       error codes are as follows:

       1    Bad command-line arguments or missing PPD filename.

       2    Unable to open or read PPD file.

       3    The PPD file contains format errors that cannot be skipped.

       4    The PPD file does not conform to the Adobe PPD

EXAMPLES         top

       The following command will test all PPD files under the current
       directory and print the names of each file that does not conform:

           find . -name \*.ppd \! -exec cupstestppd -q '{}' \; -print

       The next command tests all PPD files under the current directory
       and print detailed conformance testing results for the files that
       do not conform:

           find . -name \*.ppd \! -exec cupstestppd -q '{}' \; \
               -exec cupstestppd -v '{}' \;

NOTES         top

       PPD files 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 ippeveprinter(1).

SEE ALSO         top

       lpadmin(8), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help), Adobe
       PostScript Printer Description File Format Specification, Version

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

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26 April 2019                     CUPS                    cupstestppd(1)