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lpr(1)

Name

lpr - print files

Synopsis

lpr [ -E ] [ -H server[:port] ] [ -U username ] [ -P destination[/instance] ] [ -# num-copies [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -m ] [ -o option[=value] ] [ -p ] [ -q ] [ -r ] [ -C title ] [ -J title ] [ -T title ] [ file(s) ]

Description

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.

Options

The following options are recognized by lpr:
-E
Forces encryption when connecting to the server.
-H server[:port]
Specifies an alternate server.
-C "name"
-J "name"
-T "name"
Sets the job name/title.
-P destination[/instance]
Prints files to the named printer.
-U username
Specifies an alternate username.
-# copies
Sets the number of copies to print.
-h
Disables banner printing. This option is equivalent to -o job-sheets=none.
-l
Specifies that the print file is already formatted for the destination and should be sent without filtering. This option is equivalent to -o raw.
-m
Send an email on job completion.
-o option[=value]
Sets a job option.
-p
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.
-q
Hold job for printing.
-r
Specifies that the named print files should be deleted after submitting them.

Notes

The -c, -d, -f, -g, -i, -n, -t, -v, and -w options are not supported by CUPS and produce a warning message if used.

Examples

Print two copies of a document to the default printer:

    lpr -# 2 filename

Print a double-sided legal document to a printer called "foo":

    lpr -P foo -o media=legal -o sides=two-sided-long-edge filename

Print a presentation document 2-up to a printer called "foo":

    lpr -P foo -o number-up=2 filename

See Also

cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpoptions(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

Copyright

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