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lpr(1)                                           Apple Inc.                                           lpr(1)



NAME
       lpr - print files

SYNOPSIS
       lpr  [ -E ] [ -H server[:port] ] [ -U username ] [ -P destination[/instance] ] [ -# num-copies [ -h ]
       [ -l ] [ -m ] [ -o option[=value] ] [ -p] [ -q ] [ -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
       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.

THE DEFAULT DESTINATION
       CUPS provides many ways to set the default destination. The "LPDEST" and "PRINTER" environment  vari-ables variables
       ables are consulted first. If neither are set, the current default set using the lpoptions(1) command
       is used, followed by the default set using the lpadmin(8) command.

OPTIONS
       The following options are recognized by lpr:

       -E
            Forces encryption when connecting to the server.

       -H server[:port]
            Specifies an alternate server.

       -C "name"

       -J "name"

       -T "name"
            Sets the job name.

       -P destination[/instance]
            Prints files to the named printer.

       -U username
            Specifies an alternate username.

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

       -h
            Disables banner printing. This option is equivalent to "-o job-sheets=none".

       -l
            Specifies that the print file is already formatted for the destination and should be sent  with-out without
            out filtering. This option is equivalent to "-o raw".

       -m
            Send an email on job completion.

       -o option[=value]
            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 "-o prettyprint" and  is  only  useful  when
            printing text files.

       -q
            Hold job for printing.

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

COMPATIBILITY
       The  "c",  "d", "f", "g", "i", "n", "t", "v", and "w" options are not supported by CUPS and produce a
       warning message if used.

SEE ALSO
       cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpoptions(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1),
       http://localhost:631/help

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc.



29 August 2008                                      CUPS                                              lpr(1)

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