Linux Commands Examples

A great documentation place for Linux commands


installs a data kit into the foomatic database.


foomatic-kitload [ -k kit-dir] [ -d dest-dir]...

add an example, a script, a trick and tips

: email address (won't be displayed)
: name

Step 2

Thanks for this example ! - It will be moderated and published shortly.

Feel free to post other examples
Oops ! There is a tiny cockup. A damn 404 cockup. Please contact the loosy team who maintains and develops this wonderful site by clicking in the mighty feedback button on the side of the page. Say what happened. Thanks!


no example yet ...

... Feel free to add your own example above to help other Linux-lovers !


foomatic-kitload installs a foomatic data kit into the local data library. It takes a -k dirname option, where dirname is the toplevel directory of a foomatic driver "kit". A "kit" is a selection of XML source files arranged exactly as in the source/section of the master database (ie, opt/driver/printer/ subdirs).

Gimp-Print’s foomatic-generator produces exactly such a kit.

Foomatic-kitload is moderately paranoid about kits: the kit must contain at least one of printer, driver or opt; the kit must contain only files ending in .xml, the kit cannot be the local library itself, etc. But it does not inspect the contents of the kit files in any way.


dirname is the toplevel directory of a foomatic driver "kit".

-d destdir

destdir is a prefix to prepend to the install path. This will not normally be required, but is useful if installing into a temporary ’staging area’ prior to installing in the final destination.

exit status

foomatic-kitload returns 0 on success, 255 or something else when an error occurs.


Please post bug reports on


Manfred Wassmann <> for the foomatic project using output from the associated binary.

How can this site be more helpful to YOU ?

give  feedback