Learn the Linux Command - lpr

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Name

lpr - print files  

Synopsis

lpr [ -E ] [ -P destination ] [ -# num-copies [ -l ] [ -o option ] [ -p] [ -r ] [ -C/J/T title ] [ file(s) ] 

Description

lpr submits files for printing. Files named on the command line are sent to the named printer (or the system 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.

 

Options

The following options are recognized by lpr:

-E


Forces encryption when connecting to the server.

-P destination


Prints files to the named printer.

-# copies


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

-C name


Sets the job name.

-J name


Sets the job name.

-T name


Sets the job name.

-l


Specifies that the print file is already formatted for the destination and should be sent without filtering. This option is equivalent to "-oraw".

-o option


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 "-oprettyprint" and is only useful when printing text files.

-r

Specifies that the named print files should be deleted after printing them.

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