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lp(1)                             Apple Inc.                             lp(1)




NAME

       lp - print files


SYNOPSIS

       lp  [  -E  ]  [ -U username ] [ -c ] [ -d destination[/instance] ] [ -h
       hostname[:port] ] [ -m ] [ -n num-copies ] [ -o option[=value] ]  [  -q
       priority  ] [ -s ] [ -t title ] [ -H handling ] [ -P page-list ] [ -- ]
       [ file(s) ]
       lp [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -c ] [ -h hostname[:port] ] [ -i job-id ] [
       -n num-copies ] [ -o option[=value] ] [ -q priority ] [ -t title ] [ -H
       handling ] [ -P page-list ]


DESCRIPTION

       lp submits files for printing or alters a pending job. Use  a  filename
       of "-" to force printing from the standard input.


THE DEFAULT DESTINATION

       CUPS  provides  many  ways to set the default destination. The "LPDEST"
       and "PRINTER" environment variables 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 lp:

       --
            Marks the end of options; use this to  print  a  file  whose  name
            begins with a dash (-).

       -E
            Forces encryption when connecting to the server.

       -U username
            Specifies the username to use when connecting to the server.

       -c
            This  option is provided for backwards-compatibility only. On sys-
            tems that support it, this option forces  the  print  file  to  be
            copied  to  the  spool  directory  before printing. In CUPS, print
            files are always sent to the scheduler via IPP which has the  same
            effect.

       -d destination
            Prints files to the named printer.

       -h hostname[:port]
            Chooses an alternate server.

       -i job-id
            Specifies an existing job to modify.

       -m
            Sends an email when the job is completed.

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

       -o "name=value [name=value ...]"
            Sets one or more job options.

       -q priority
            Sets  the  job  priority  from  1  (lowest)  to 100 (highest). The
            default priority is 50.

       -s
            Do not report the resulting job IDs (silent mode.)

       -t "name"
            Sets the job name.

       -H hh:mm

       -H hold

       -H immediate

       -H restart

       -H resume
            Specifies when the job should be printed.  A  value  of  immediate
            will print the file immediately, a value of hold will hold the job
            indefinitely, and a UTC time value (HH:MM) will hold the job until
            the specified UTC (not local) time. Use a value of resume with the
            -i option to resume a held job.  Use a value of restart  with  the
            -i option to restart a completed job.

       -P page-list
            Specifies  which pages to print in the document. The list can con-
            tain a list of numbers and ranges (#-#) separated by commas  (e.g.
            1,3-5,16).  The page numbers refer to the output pages and not the
            document's original pages - options like  "number-up"  can  affect
            the numbering of the pages.


COMMON JOB OPTIONS

       Aside  from  the  printer-specific options reported by the lpoptions(1)
       command, the following generic options are available:

       -o media=size
            Sets the page size to size. Most printers  support  at  least  the
            size names "a4", "letter", and "legal".

       -o landscape

       -o orientation-requested=4
            Prints the job in landscape (rotated 90 degrees).

       -o sides=one-sided

       -o sides=two-sided-long-edge

       -o sides=two-sided-short-edge
            Prints  on  one  or  two sides of the paper. The value "two-sided-
            long-edge" is normally used  when  printing  portrait  (unrotated)
            pages, while "two-sided-short-edge" is used for landscape pages.

       -o fit-to-page
            Scales the print file to fit on the page.

       -o number-up=2

       -o number-up=4

       -o number-up=6

       -o number-up=9

       -o number-up=16
            Prints multiple document pages on each output page.

       -o cpi=N
            Sets the number of characters per inch to use when printing a text
            file. The default is 10.

       -o lpi=N
            Sets the number of lines per inch to  use  when  printing  a  text
            file. The default is 6.

       -o page-bottom=N

       -o page-left=N

       -o page-right=N

       -o page-top=N
            Sets  the page margins when printing text files. The values are in
            points - there are 72 points to the inch.


EXAMPLES

       Print a double-sided legal document to a printer called "foo":
           lp -d foo -o media=legal -o sides=two-sided-long-edge filename

       Print an image across 4 pages:
           lp -d bar -o scaling=200 filename

       Print a text file with 12 characters per inch, 8 lines per inch, and  a
       1 inch left margin:
           lp -d bar -o cpi=12 -o lpi=8 -o page-left=72 filename


COMPATIBILITY

       Unlike  the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to con-
       tain any printable character except SPACE, TAB,  "/",  or  "#".   Also,
       printer and class names are not case-sensitive.

       The  "q" option accepts a different range of values than the Solaris lp
       command, matching the IPP job priority values (1-100,  100  is  highest
       priority)  instead of the Solaris values (0-39, 0 is highest priority).


SEE ALSO

       cancel(1), lpadmin(8), lpmove(8), lpoptions(1), lpstat(1),
       http://localhost:631/help


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc.



16 July 2012                         CUPS                                lp(1)

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