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mime.convs(5)                  Apple Inc.                  mime.convs(5)

NAME         top

       mime.convs - mime type conversion file for cups (deprecated)

DESCRIPTION         top

       The mime.convs file defines the filters that are available for
       converting files from one format to another.  The standard
       filters support text, PDF, PostScript, and many types of image

       Additional filters are specified in files with the extension
       .convs in the CUPS configuration directory.

       Each line in the mime.convs file is a comment, blank, or filter
       line.  Comment lines start with the # character.  Filter lines
       specify the source and destination MIME types along with a
       relative cost associated with the filter and the filter to run:

           source/type destination/type cost filter

       The source/type field specifies the source MIME media type that
       is consumed by the filter.

       The destination/type field specifies the destination MIME media
       type that is produced by the filter.

       The cost field specifies the relative cost for running the
       filter.  A value of 100 means that the filter uses a large amount
       of resources while a value of 0 means that the filter uses very
       few resources.

       The filter field specifies the filter program filename.
       Filenames are relative to the CUPS filter directory.

FILES         top

       /etc/cups - Typical CUPS configuration directory.
       /usr/lib/cups/filter - Typical CUPS filter directory.
       /usr/libexec/cups/filter - CUPS filter directory on macOS.

EXAMPLES         top

       Define a filter that converts PostScript documents to CUPS Raster

           application/vnd.cups-postscript application/vnd.cups-raster 50 pstoraster

NOTES         top

       CUPS filters 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

       cups-files.conf(5), cupsd.conf(5), cupsd(8), cupsfilter(8),
       mime.types(5), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT         top

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26 April 2019                     CUPS                     mime.convs(5)

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