cupstestppd(1)              Easy Software Products              cupstestppd(1)

       cupstestppd - test conformance of ppd files

       cupstestppd [ -q ] [-r] [ -v[v] ] filename.ppd[.gz] [ ...
       filenameN.ppd[.gz] ]
       cupstestppd [ -q ] [-r] [ -v[v] ] -

       cupstestppd tests the conformance of PPD files to the Adobe PostScript
       Printer Description file format specification version 4.3. It can also
       be used to list the supported options and available fonts in a PPD
       file. The results of testing and any other output are sent to the
       standard output.

       The first form of cupstestppd tests one or more PPD files on the
       command-line. The second form tests the PPD file provided on the
       standard input.

       The -q option specifies that no information should be displayed.

       The -r option relaxes the PPD conformance requirements so that common
       whitespace, control character, and formatting problems are not treated
       as hard errors.

       The -v option specifies that detailed conformance testing results
       should be displayed rather than the concise PASS/FAIL/ERROR status.

       The -vv option specifies that all information in the PPD file should be
       displayed in addition to the detailed conformance testing results.

       The -q, -v, and -vv options are mutually exclusive.

       cupstestppd returns zero on success and non-zero on error. The error
       codes are as follows:

            Bad command-line arguments or missing PPD filename.

            Unable to open or read PPD file.

            The PPD file contains format errors that cannot be skipped.

            The PPD file does not conform to the Adobe PPD specification.

       The following command will test all PPD files under the current
       directory and print the names of each file that does not conform:

           find . -name \*.ppd \! -exec cupstestppd -q '{}' \; -print

       The next command tests all PPD files under the current directory and
       print detailed conformance testing results for the files that do not

           find . -name \*.ppd \! -exec cupstestppd -q '{}' \; \
               -exec cupstestppd -v '{}' \;

       CUPS Software Administrators Manual, CUPS Software Programmers Manual,
       http://localhost:631/documentation.html, Adobe PostScript Printer
       Description File Format Specification, Version 4.3.

       Copyright 1993-2004 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.

1 August 2003             Common UNIX Printing System           cupstestppd(1)