Introduction to the PPD Compiler

This document describes how to use the CUPS PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file compiler. The PPD compiler generates PPD files from simple text files that describe the features and capabilities of one or more printers.


The PPD compiler and related tools are deprecated and will be removed in a future release of CUPS.

See Also Programming: Developing Raster Printer Drivers
Programming: Developing PostScript Printer Drivers
Programming: Filter and Backend Programming
Programming: Raster API
References: PPD Compiler Driver Information File Reference
Specifications: CUPS PPD Extensions