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Old 03-29-2002
Printing Problem

I have a printer installed on sun solaris m/c sun os 5.8. It doesn't print more than 52 files i.e if a give lp *.txt and the curent folder contains more than 52 files then it doesn't print them but if print in batches , each containing 52 files then it prints them properly.
How do i increase the number 52 b'cos i want to print more than 20000 files from the folder.

Thanx In Advance.
# 2  
Old 03-29-2002
You may be hitting the command length limit. Your command line can only be something like 1024 characters long. You may want to do something like:

find . -name '*.txt' -exec lp {} \;
# 3  
Old 03-31-2002

I am not trying to give lp <file1> <file2> .... i.e lp and the 52 file names on the command line. I just goto a directory which contains more than 52 files and then give lp *. The printer doesn't seem to print more than 52 files. Now i goto directory which contains 52 files and then i give lp *. They all are printed properly.

Got it
# 4  
Old 04-02-2002
When you type "lp *", the shell takes the *, and automagically replaces it with everything it matches, in this case - everything!
So typing "lp 1 2 3 4 5[...]19,999 20,000" is functionally the same as typing "lp *". Did you try PxT's solution?
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