cupstestppd(1)              Easy Software Products              cupstestppd(1)


       cupstestppd - test conformance of ppd files


       cupstestppd  [  -q  ]  [-r]  [  -v[v] ] filename.ppd[.gz] [ ... filena-
       meN.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 stan-
       dard output.

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

       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 direc-
       tory 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.


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1 August 2003             Common UNIX Printing System           cupstestppd(1)

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