files to print spooler;
if changes are made to
file while it is still queued for
printing, the printout is unaffected.
Send output to destination printer named
Used after -f or -S to print the request on any printer
that supports the given
Print request on preprinted form
name references printer attributes
set by the administrative command lpforms.
Print according to the named
(notify before printing), resume (resume a held request),
immediate (print next; privileged users only).
Override lp options used for
IDs currently in the queue;
specify new lp options after -i.
For example, change the number of copies sent.
Send mail after
files are printed.
number of copies to print.
Set one or more printer-specific
Standard options include:
Omit banner page (separator) from request.
Suppress formfeeds between files.
n characters per inch.
n can also be pica, elite, or compressed.
n lines per inch.
n units long; e.g., 11i (inches), 66 (lines).
n units wide; e.g., 8.5i (inches) 72 (columns).
Specify a quoted
list of stty options.
Print only the page numbers specified in
Print request with priority level
n (39 = lowest).
Don't adapt request if
content isn't suitable;
reject instead. (Obscure; used only with -T.)
Use the named print wheel or character set for printing.
title on the printout's banner page.
Send request to a printer that supports
(default is simple; an administrator sets
via lpadmin -I).
Write a terminal message after
files are printed
(same as -m if user isn't logged on).
Confirm the printing with a message on the user's
Print according to locally-defined
Send mail after printing five copies of report:
lp -n 5 -m report
Format and print thesis; print title too:
nroff -ms thesis | lp - title