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     LP(1)                                                       LP(1)

          lp - printer output

          lp [ option ... ] [ file ... ]

          Lp is a generalized output printing service.  It can be used
          to queue files for printing, check a queue, or kill jobs in
          a queue.  The options are:

          -d dest  Select the destination printer.  If dest is `?',
                   list the currently available printers.  In the
                   absence of `-d', the destination is taken from the
                   environment variable LPDEST.  Destination `stdout'
                   is the standard output.  Destination `safari' is
                   `/dev/lpt1data' line printer port on a 386 machine.
          -p proc  The given preprocessor is invoked.  The default
                   preprocessor is `generic', which tries to do the
                   right thing for regular text, troff(1) output, or
                   tex(1) output.  If no preprocessing is desired
                   `noproc' may be specified.
          -q       Print the queue for the given destination.  For
                   some devices, include printer status.
          -k       Kill the job(s) given as subsequent arguments
                   instead of file names for the given destination.

          The remaining options may be used to affect the output at a
          given device.  These options may not be applicable to all

          -c n     Print n copies.
          -f font  Set the font (default `CW.11').
          -H       Suppress printing of header page.
          -i n     Select paper input tray n.
          -l n     Set the number of lines per page to n.
          -L       Print pages in landscape mode (i.e. turned 90
          -m v     Set magnification to v.
          -n n     Print n logical pages per physical page.
          -o list  Print only pages whose page numbers appear in the
                   comma-separated list of numbers and ranges.  A
                   range n-m means pages n through m; a range -n means
                   from the beginning to page n; a range n- means from
                   page n to the end.
          -r       Reverse the order of page printing (currently not
          -x v     Set the horizontal offset of the print image, mea-
                   sured in inches.
          -y v     Set the vertical offset of the print image,

     LP(1)                                                       LP(1)

                   measured in inches.

          eqn paper | troff -ms | lp -dsafari
               Typeset and print a paper containing equations.

          pr -l100 file | lp -l100 -fCW.8
               Print a file in a small font at 100 lines per page.

          lp -dstdout /dev/windows/3/window >
               Convert a bitmap to a postscript file.

          A Guide to the Lp Printer Spooler, P. Glick, Unix
          Programmer's Manual, Tenth Edition, Volume 2.

          Not all options work with all output devices.  Any user can
          kill any job.  Lp will accept jobs from BSD style lpdaemons
          but cannot send jobs to such systems.