LP(1) Printing Tools LP(1)
lp, cancel - send/cancel requests to an LP line printer
lp [-c] [-ddest] [-m] [-nnumber] [-ooption] [-s] [-ttitle] [-w] [-a]
cancel [-a [printer]] [ids] [printers]
lp arranges for the named files and associated information (collectively
called a request) to be printed by a line printer. If no file names are
mentioned, the standard input is assumed. The file name - stands for the
standard input and may be supplied on the command line in conjunction
with named files. The order in which files appear is the same order in
which they will be printed.
lp associates a unique id with each request and prints it on the standard
output. This id can be used later to cancel (see cancel) or find the
status (see lpstat(1)) of the request.
The lp command has the following options:
-c Make copies of the files to be printed immediately when lp is
invoked. Normally, files will not be copied, but will be
linked whenever possible (files that are not readable by the
user lp will always be copied). If the -c option is not given,
then the user should be careful not to remove any of the files
before the request has been printed in its entirety. It should
also be noted that in the absence of the -c option, any changes
made to the named files after the request is made but before it
is printed will be reflected in the printed output.
-ddest Choose dest as the printer or class of printers that is to do
the printing. If dest is a printer, then the request will be
printed only on that specific printer. If dest is a class of
printers, then the request will be printed on the first
available printer that is a member of the class. Under certain
conditions (printer unavailability, file space limitation,
etc.), requests for specific destinations may not be accepted
(see accept(1M) and lpstat(1)). By default, dest is taken from
the environment variable LPDEST (if it is set). Otherwise, a
default destination (if one exists) for the computer system is
used. Destination names vary between systems (see lpstat(1)).
-m Send mail (see mail(1)) after the files have been printed. By
default, no mail is sent upon normal completion of the print
-nnumber Print number copies of the output.
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-ooption Specify printer-dependent or class-dependent options. Several
such options may be collected by specifying the -o keyletter
more than once. Options containing spaces need to be surounded
by quotes. eg -o"fontsize 7". For more information about what
is valid for options, see Models in lpadmin(1M).
-s Suppress messages from lp(1) such as "request id is ...".
-ttitle Print title on the banner page of the output.
-w Write a message on the user's terminal after the files have
been printed. If the user is not logged in, then mail will be
Cancel cancels line printer requests that were made by the lp(1) command.
The command line arguments may be either request ids (as returned by
lp(1)) or printer names (for a complete list, use lpstat(1)). Specifying
a request id cancels the associated request even if it is currently
printing. Specifying a printer cancels the request which is currently
printing on that printer. In either case, the cancellation of a request
that is currently printing frees the printer to print its next available
The cancel command has the following options for cancelling all pending
-a with no printer name specified cancels all requests on all
printers. If a printername is specified after -a then all
print jobs for that printer are cancelled.
enable(1), lpstat(1), mail(1), accept(1M), lpadmin(1M), lpsched(1M)
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