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       lp - print files


       lp  [  -E  ]  [ -U username ] [ -c ] [ -d destination[/instance] ] [ -h
       hostname[:port] ] [ -m ] [ -n num-copies ] [ -o option[=value] ]  [  -q
       priority  ] [ -s ] [ -t title ] [ -H handling ] [ -P page-list ] [ -- ]
       [ file(s) ]
       lp [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -c ] [ -h hostname[:port] ] [ -i job-id ] [
       -n num-copies ] [ -o option[=value] ] [ -q priority ] [ -t title ] [ -H
       handling ] [ -P page-list ]


       lp submits files for printing or alters a pending job. Use  a  filename
       of "-" to force printing from the standard input.


       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 lp:

            Marks the end of options; use this to  print  a  file  whose  name
            begins with a dash (-).

            Forces encryption when connecting to the server.

       -U username
            Specifies the username to use when connecting to the server.

            This  option  is  provided  for  backwards-compatibility  only. On
            systems that support it, this option forces the print file  to  be
            copied  to  the  spool  directory  before printing. In CUPS, print
            files are always sent to the scheduler via IPP which has the  same

       -d destination
            Prints files to the named printer.

       -h hostname[:port]
            Chooses an alternate server.

       -i job-id
            Specifies an existing job to modify.

            Sends an email when the job is completed.

       -n copies
            Sets the number of copies to print from 1 to 100.

       -o "name=value [name=value ...]"
            Sets one or more job options.

       -q priority
            Sets  the  job  priority  from  1  (lowest)  to 100 (highest). The
            default priority is 50.

            Do not report the resulting job IDs (silent mode.)

       -t "name"
            Sets the job name.

       -u username
            Submits jobs as username.

       -H hh:mm

       -H hold

       -H immediate

       -H restart

       -H resume
            Specifies when the job should be printed.  A  value  of  immediate
            will print the file immediately, a value of hold will hold the job
            indefinitely, and a time value (HH:MM) will hold the job until the
            specified time. Use a value of resume with the -i option to resume
            a held job.  Use a value of restart with the -i option to  restart
            a completed job.

       -P page-list
            Specifies  which  pages  to  print  in  the document. The list can
            contain a list of numbers and ranges  (#-#)  separated  by  commas
            (e.g.  1,3-5,16).  The  page numbers refer to the output pages and
            not the document's original pages - options like  "number-up"  can
            affect the numbering of the pages.  that are


       Aside  from  the  printer-specific options reported by the lpoptions(1)
       command, the following generic options are available:

       -o media=size
            Sets the page size to size. Most printers  support  at  least  the
            size names "a4", "letter", and "legal".

       -o landscape

       -o orientation-requested=4
            Prints the job in landscape (rotated 90 degrees).

       -o sides=one-sided

       -o sides=two-sided-long-edge

       -o sides=two-sided-short-edge
            Prints  on  one  or  two sides of the paper. The value "two-sided-
            long-edge" is normally used  when  printing  portrait  (unrotated)
            pages, while "two-sided-short-edge" is used for landscape pages.

       -o fitplot
            Scales the print file to fit on the page.

       -o number-up=2

       -o number-up=4

       -o number-up=6

       -o number-up=9

       -o number-up=16
            Prints multiple document pages on each output page.

       -o scaling=number
            Scales  image  files  to  use  up  to  number percent of the page.
            Values greater than 100 cause the image file to be printed  across
            multiple pages.

       -o cpi=N
            Sets the number of characters per inch to use when printing a text
            file. The default is 10.

       -o lpi=N
            Sets the number of lines per inch to  use  when  printing  a  text
            file. The default is 6.

       -o page-bottom=N

       -o page-left=N

       -o page-right=N

       -o page-top=N
            Sets  the page margins when printing text files. The values are in
            points - there are 72 points to the inch.


       Print a double-sided legal document to a printer called "foo":
           lp -d foo -o media=legal -o sides=two-sided-long-edge filename

       Print an image across 4 pages:
           lp -d bar -o scaling=200 filename

       Print a text file with 12 characters per inch, 8 lines per inch, and  a
       1 inch left margin:
           lp -d bar -o cpi=12 -o lpi=8 -o page-left=72 filename


       Unlike  the  System  V  printing  system,  CUPS allows printer names to
       contain any printable character except SPACE, TAB, "/", or "#".   Also,
       printer and class names are not case-sensitive.

       The  "q" option accepts a different range of values than the Solaris lp
       command, matching the IPP job priority values (1-100,  100  is  highest
       priority)  instead of the Solaris values (0-39, 0 is highest priority).


       cancel(1), lpadmin(8), lpmove(8), lpoptions(1), lpstat(1),


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