NAME foomatic-ppdload - <put a short description here>

SYNOPSIS foomatic-ppdload -h

foomatic-ppdload filename.ppd printer-id

foomatic-ppdload -R printer-id

DESCRIPTION foomatic-ppdload takes a ppd filename and a printer ID as arguments. It parses a PPD file and writes option data into the foomatic database for use with the foomatic "ppd" driver and that printer.

With the -R option you can remove a printer from the "ppd" driver, and with -h a short help text is shown.

Right now, it will handle Boolean and PickOne options that go in the Prolog, DocumentSetup, or PageSetup spots. Also, PPD interoption con- straints (not to be confused with foomatic option to printer and driver mapping constraints) are not supported by foomatic. And of course, the interesting color and font information from the PPD has no place in the current foomatic schema. All this will change over time.

EXIT STATUS foomatic-ppdload returns ...

AUTHOR Manfred Wassmann <> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.

BUGS There are several limitations, but it s an interesting experiment.

Please send bug reports to

Foomatic Project 2001-05-07 FOOMATIC-PPDLOAD(8)