cups-config

Show technical information about your CUPS print server installation.

TLDR

Show the currently installed version of CUPS

$ cups-config --version
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Show where CUPS is currently installed

$ cups-config --serverbin
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Show the location of CUPS' configuration directory

$ cups-config --serverroot
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Show the location of CUPS' data directory

$ cups-config --datadir
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Display all available options

$ cups-config --help
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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. Note: This command is deprecated and will be removed in a future version of CUPS. The pkg-config(1) command should be used instead.

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.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2021 by OpenPrinting.

SEE ALSO

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

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