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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     lp -- front-end to the print spooler

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     lp [-cs] [-o option] [-d printer] [-n num] [name ...]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The lp utility is a front-end to the print spooler as required by the
     IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') specification.  It effectively invokes
     lpr(1) with the proper set of arguments.

     It generally prints the named files on the destination printer.

     The following options are available:

     -c      Make the lp command exit only after further access to any of the
	     input files is no longer required.  The application can then
	     safely delete or modify the files without affecting the output

     -d dest
	     Specify a particular printer.  If no -d is provided on the command
 line, the contents of the environment variables LPDEST or
	     PRINTER (with this precedence) are taken as the destination

     -n num  Specify that num copies of each of the named files shall be

     -o option
	     Printer specific options.	Not supported, provided only as a compatibility
 option for SVR.

     -s      Silent operation.	Not supported, provided only as a compatibility
 option for Version 2 of the Single UNIX Specification

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     As described above, the variables LPDEST and PRINTER are examined to
     select the destination printer.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The lp command is expected to comply with the IEEE Std 1003.2
     (``POSIX.2'') specification.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     This implementation of the lp command has been written by Jorg Wunsch.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') specification does not provide any
     means to print non-text files.  It rather requires the files to be
     printed to be text files limited to reasonable line lengths and printable

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       January 22, 1995 		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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