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lp -- front-end to the print spooler
lp [-cs] [-d printer] [-n num] [-o option] [file ...]
lp 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 des-
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
Specify a particular printer. If no -d is provided on the com-
mand 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
Printer specific options. Not supported, provided only as a com-
patibility option for SVR4.
-s Silent operation.
As described above, the variables LPDEST and PRINTER are examined to
select the destination printer.
The lp command is expected to comply with the IEEE Std 1003.2
This implementation of the lp command has been written by Jörg Wunsch.
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
NetBSD 9.99 January 22, 1995 NetBSD 9.99