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       cups-genppdupdate - update CUPS+Gutenprint PPD files

       cups-genppdupdate [-h] [-n] [-N] [-q | -v] [-s ppd-directory] [-s
       output-directory] [PPD-FILES or QUEUES...]

       cups-genppdupdate regenerates the Gutenprint PPD files in use by CUPS,
       using the PPD files under /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint as
       templates.  The new PPD file replaces the old PPD file under
       /etc/cups/ppd, but all the options set in the old PPD will be merged
       into the new PPD, provided that they are still valid in the new file.

       If no files or queue names are specified, cups-genppdupdate updates all
       Gutenprint PPD files in /etc/cups/ppd.  Otherwise, cups-genppdupdate
       updates all files or queues listed on the command line.

       cups-genppdupdate does not update PPD files from Gimp-Print 4.2 or

       cups-genppdupdate does not restart cupsd.  cupsd will need manually
       reloading (or send SIGHUP) once cups-genppdupdate has completed.

       -h     Show a help message.

       -n     No action.  The program will run, but the old PPD files will not
              be replaced.

       -q     Quiet mode.  No messages will be issued, apart from errors.

       -v     Verbose mode.  More informative messages will be issued.  Note
              that extremely verbose output may be turned on by setting
              $debug=1 in the source, but this output will not be of use to
              the average user.

       -s ppd-directory
              Use ppd-directory as the base directory to read PPD files from.
              By default, the base directory is
              /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint.  Under this directory, the PPD
              files are located in subdirectories according to language code
              and territory.

       -o output-directory
              Place updated PPD files in output-directory.  By default, this
              is the same as the input directory.

       -N     Reset all options to their defaults (do not merge options from
              the current PPD file)

       cups-genppd(8), cups-genppdconfig(8), CUPS Software Administrators
       Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html

       Copyright ©  2002-2006 Roger Leigh ( and Robert
       Krawitz (

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (

Version 5.3.3                     25 Aug 2019             CUPS-GENPPDUPDATE(8)