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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

       -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 file.

       -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

       -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.

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

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

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

COLOPHON         top

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