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LP(1)									 LP(1)

       lp - printer output

       lp [ 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
       options are:

       -d dest
	      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.

       -p proc
	      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.

       -f font
	      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.

       -o list
	      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

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