LP(1) BSD General Commands Manual LP(1)NAME
lp -- front-end to the print spooler
lp [-cs] [-o option] [-d printer] [-n num] [file ...]
lp is a front-end to the print spooler as required by the IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') specification. It effectively invokes lpr(1) with
the proper set of arguments. It generally prints the named files on the destination printer.
The following options are available:
-c Make the lp command exit only after further access to any of the input files is no longer required. The application can then safely
delete or modify the files without affecting the output operation.
Specify a particular printer. If no -d is provided on the command line, the contents of the environment variables LPDEST or PRINTER
(with this precedence) are taken as the destination printer.
-n num Specify that num copies of each of the named files shall be printed.
-s Silent operation.
-o Printer specific options. Not supported, provided only as a compatibility option for SVR4.
As described above, the variables LPDEST and PRINTER are examined to select the destination printer.
SEE ALSO lpr(1)STANDARDS
The lp command is expected to comply with the IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') specification.
This implementation of the lp command has been written by Jorg Wunsch.
The IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') specification does not provide any means to print non-text files. It rather requires the files to be
printed to be text files limited to reasonable line lengths and printable characters.
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lpr(1) Apple Inc. lpr(1)NAME
lpr - print files
lpr [ -E ] [ -H server[:port] ] [ -U username ] [ -P destination[/instance] ] [ -# num-copies [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -m ] [ -o option[=value] ] [
-p] [ -q ] [ -r ] [ -C/J/T title ] [ file(s) ]
lpr submits files for printing. Files named on the command line are sent to the named printer (or the default destination if no destination
is specified). If no files are listed on the command-line, lpr reads the print file from the standard input.
THE DEFAULT DESTINATION
CUPS provides many ways to set the default destination. The "LPDEST" and "PRINTER" environment variables are consulted first. If neither
are set, the current default set using the lpoptions(1) command is used, followed by the default set using the lpadmin(8) command.
The following options are recognized by lpr:
Forces encryption when connecting to the server.
Specifies an alternate server.
Sets the job name.
Prints files to the named printer.
Specifies an alternate username.
Sets the number of copies to print from 1 to 100.
Disables banner printing. This option is equivalent to "-o job-sheets=none".
Specifies that the print file is already formatted for the destination and should be sent without filtering. This option is equivalent
to "-o raw".
Send an email on job completion.
Sets a job option.
Specifies that the print file should be formatted with a shaded header with the date, time, job name, and page number. This option is
equivalent to "-o prettyprint" and is only useful when printing text files.
Hold job for printing.
Specifies that the named print files should be deleted after printing them.
The "c", "d", "f", "g", "i", "n", "t", "v", and "w" options are not supported by CUPS and produce a warning message if used.
SEE ALSO cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpoptions(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1),
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