Bug#625518: foomatic: please document PPD format
I was looking to track down a bug experienced using the driver , from
the point of view of ghostscript. In that PPD, I see:
| *FoomaticIDs: Samsung-ML-1020 gdi
| *FoomaticRIPCommandLine: "gs -q -dBATCH -dPARANOIDSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPA&&
| USE -sDEVICE=gdi%A%Z -sOutputFile=-%C -f - | perl -p -e '%E'&&
So I wondered: what is the command line actually used? In particular, I
wanted to know what would be substitued for %A and %Z.
| $ man ppd
| No manual entry for ppd
| $ man -s 5 -k foomatic
What I am dreaming of is a short foomatic-ppd(5) page explaining that
the format is based on Adobe's PPD format and listing extensions. That
way, the documentation could fill out over time, and it would be easier
for people to see where to look to learn the basics in the meantime.
The package this is filed against is a wild guess; please feel free to
reassign if I got it wrong.
What do you think? Would that make sense? Any idea where one can get
that information today, in order to start?