LP(1)LP(1)NAMElp - printer output
SYNOPSISlp [ option ... ] [ file ... ]
Lp is a generalized output printing service. It can be used to queue
files for printing, check a queue, or kill jobs in a queue. The
Select the destination printer. If dest is list the currently
available printers. In the absence of the destination is taken
from the environment variable LPDEST. Destination is the stan‐
dard output. Destination is line printer port on a 386 machine,
assumed to be connected to a PostScript printer. Destinations
and are also but assumed to be connected to an HP Deskjet 670 or
Canon BJC-240. Lp can print to any printer supported by Ghost‐
script using syntax gs!device where device is a Ghostscript out‐
put device. See gs(1) and the entry in
-k Kill the job(s) given as subsequent arguments, instead of file
names, for the given destination.
The given processor is invoked. The default processor is which
tries to do the right thing for regular text, troff(1) output,
or tex(1) output. If no processing is desired may be specified.
-q Print the queue for the given destination. For some devices,
include printer status.
-R Stops and restarts the printer daemon. If the printer is
wedged, it is often useful to cycle the power on the printer
before running this command.
The remaining options may be used to affect the output at a given
device. These options may not be applicable to all devices.
-c n Print n copies.
Set the font (default
-H Suppress printing of header page.
-i n Select paper input tray. n may be a number 0-9, the word for
the manual feed slot, and/or or to get single or double sided
output. Multiple input tray options may be specified if they
are separated by commas.
-l n Set the number of lines per page to n.
-L Print pages in landscape mode (i.e. turned 90 degrees).
-m v Set magnification to v.
-n n Print n logical pages per physical page.
Print only pages whose page numbers appear in the comma-sepa‐
rated list of numbers and ranges. A range n-m means pages n
through m; a range -n means from the beginning to page n; a
range n- means from page n to the end.
-r Reverse the order of page printing.
-x v Set the horizontal offset of the print image, measured in
-y v Set the vertical offset of the print image, measured in inches.
eqn paper | troff -ms | lp-dsafari
Typeset and print a paper containing equations.
pr -l100 file | lp-l100 -fCW.8
Print a file in a small font at 100 lines per page.
lp-dstdout /dev/windows/3/window > doc.ps
Convert an image to a postscript file.
P. Glick, ``A Guide to the Lp Printer Spooler''.
Not all options work with all output devices. Any user can kill any