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cups-config(1) Apple Inc. cups-config(1)

NAME

cups-config - get cups api, compiler, directory, and link information.

SYNOPSIS

cups-config --api-version
cups-config --build
cups-config --cflags
cups-config --datadir
cups-config --help
cups-config --ldflags
cups-config [ --image ] [ --static ] --libs
cups-config --serverbin
cups-config --serverroot
cups-config --version

DESCRIPTION

The cups-config command allows application developers to determine the necessary command-line options for the compiler and linker, as well as the installation directories for filters, configuration files, and drivers. All values are reported to the standard output.

OPTIONS

The cups-config command accepts the following command-line options:
--api-version
Reports the current API version (major.minor).
--build
Reports a system-specific build number.
--cflags
Reports the necessary compiler options.
--datadir
Reports the default CUPS data directory.
--help
Reports the program usage message.
--ldflags
Reports the necessary linker options.
--libs
Reports the necessary libraries to link to.
--serverbin
Reports the default CUPS binary directory, where filters and backends are stored.
--serverroot
Reports the default CUPS configuration file directory.
--static
When used with --libs, reports the static libraries instead of the default (shared) libraries.
--version
Reports the full version number of the CUPS installation (major.minor.patch).

EXAMPLES

Show the currently installed version of CUPS:
    cups-config --version
Compile a simple one-file CUPS filter:
    cc `cups-config --cflags --ldflags` -o filter filter.c \
        `cups-config --libs`

DEPRECATED OPTIONS

The following options are deprecated but continue to work for backwards compatibility:
--image
Formerly used to add the CUPS imaging library to the list of libraries.

SEE ALSO

cups(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.
CUPS 26 April 2019