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NAMEfoomatic-compiledb - Compile the Foomatic printer/driver database
SYNOPSISfoomatic-compiledb [ -t type ] [ -f ] [ -j n ] [ driver ... ]
DESCRIPTIONfoomatic-compiledb generates all PPD files or Foomatic combo XML files for all possible printer/driver combos, or only for a selected range of drivers. It generally should not be necessary except for people who want to generate a set of Foomatic data files for distribution. For configuring single printers foomatic-ppdfile(1) and especially foomatic-configure(1) will automagically compute just what they need.
- -t type
Output file type, either ppd or xml.
Force: Write into the destination directory even if it already exists.
- -j n
n = number of work processes to run
- driver ...
only generate data files for these driver(s)
EXIT STATUSfoomatic-compiledb returns 0 unless something unexpected happens.
AUTHORSManfred Wassmann <manolo@NCC-1701.B.Shuttle.de> and Till Kamppeter <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.
BUGSExisting files are always conserved instead of older files being overwritten. So deleting the destination directory (rm -rf dir) and calling foomatic-compiledb without the -f option is recommended.
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Time: 05:29:03 GMT, December 24, 2015