Section: Gutenprint Manual Pages (8)
Updated: 25 Aug 2019
cups-genppd - generate Gutenprint PPD files for use with CUPS
] [-l locale
] [-p prefix
] model1 [model2, ...modeln]
PPD files for use with CUPS.
The default behavior is to output PPD files for all models of printer
that the Gutenprint
printer driver library supports. You may
restrict the models by listing either the driver names or the full names
of the printers you wish to generate PPD files for after any options.
Additionally, the PPD files may be localised
, that is,
translated, to use your native language rather than US English. There
are commands to find out what printer models and languages are
- cups-genppd -v bjc-6200 'Epson Stylus Photo 1280' 'HP DeskJet 850C'
verbosely generate three PPD files, listing the driver name in the
first case, and the full name in the second.
- LANG=de_DE genppd -p ppd -c /usr/share/locale
generate PPDs for all available models, in directory ppd using
the locale data found under /usr/share/locale. The language to
use is taken from the environment (de_DE).
- cups-genppd -L -c /usr/local/share/locale
list available languages using the locale data found under
- cups-genppd -M -v
list available drivers, with long model descriptions
show a help message
list available translations (message catalogs). If a locale is used
for which there is not a corresponding translation, then then US
English will be used.
list available printer models. By default, only driver names are
listed; if verbose mode is used, the full model name will also be
show version information and defaults
The default behavior is to output PPDs if no command is given.
- -c localedir
use localedir as the base directory for locale data
- -l locale
output PPDs translated with messages for locale. Note that locale
must be a locale as shown by locale -a. For example, the de
translation is used by the de_DE locale; de alone will not work.
- -p prefix
output PPDs in directory prefix. Directories are not recursively
a list of printer models, either the driver or quoted full name.
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