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LP(1)							      General Commands Manual							     LP(1)

lp, lpd - copy a file to the line printer SYNOPSIS
lp [file ...] DESCRIPTION
Each file argument to lp is send to the line printer to be printed. Standard input is read and printed if there are no arguments. Lp exe- cutes /usr/lib/lpd with each file as input. Lpd puts the file in /usr/spool/lpd and starts printing the jobs on /dev/lp unless another lpd is already running. If lpd finds any character in the input that it doesn't know how to handle then it will print the rest of the file without any special treatment. This also means that no formfeed is sent after the file has been printed to force out the page. Lpd simply assumes that you know what you are doing. (dumb, eh?) Note: Don't do anything with a file until it is printed, lpd only makes a copy of a file in the spool directory when it is not world read- able. If it can be read then it is printed directly. FILES
/usr/spool/lpd/jobXXXXX Information about a job. /usr/spool/lpd/tmpXXXXX Associated file to be printed. /etc/termcap The 'lp' entry describes the printer by the "li#" and "co#" fields. By default 66 lines (li#66), and 80 columns (co#80). SEE ALSO
lp(4), termcap(5), termcap(7). BUGS
Not spooling a world readable file may not be such a smart idea. A formfeed should be printed and the printer reset after a job full of escape codes, but this may cost paper. No banner page. AUTHOR
Kees J. Bot ( LP(1)

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lp(1)							      General Commands Manual							     lp(1)

       lp - send requests to an LP line printer

       lp [-c] [-d dest] [-n number] [-] [files]

       The command arranges for the named files and associated information (collectively called a request) to be printed by a line printer.  If no
       file names are mentioned, the standard input is assumed.  When a file name is designated by a minus sign (-) it	stands	for  the  standard
       input  and may be supplied on the command line in conjunction with named files.	The order in which files appear is the same order in which
       they are printed.

       This command exists for X/OPEN compatibility.

       The following options to may appear in any order and may be intermixed with file names:

       -c	   Makes copies of the files to be printed immediately when is invoked.  Normally, files are not copied, but are  linked  whenever
		   possible.  If the -c option is not given, then the user should be careful not to remove any of the files before the request has
		   been printed in its entirety.  It should also be noted that without the -c option, any changes made to the  named  files  after
		   the request is made but before it is printed are reflected in the printed output.

       -d dest	   Chooses  dest  as  the  printer that is to do the printing.	If dest is a printer, then the request is printed on that specific
		   printer.  By default, dest is taken from the environment variable PRINTER if it is set.  Otherwise, a default destination,  lp,
		   is used.

       -n number   Prints number copies (default of 1) of the output.

       /etc/passwd	      personal identification
       /etc/printcap	      printer capabilities data base
       /usr/lib/lpd*	      line printer daemons
       /usr/spool/*	      directories used for spooling
       /usr/spool/*/cf*       daemon control files
       /usr/spool/*/df*       data files specified in cf files
       /usr/spool/*/tf*       temporary copies of cf files

See Also
       lpq(1), lpr(1), lprm(1), pr(1), symlink(2), printcap(2), lpc(8), lpd(8)

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