|| FreeBSD General Commands Manual
front-end to the print spooler
|| [ -cs][ -o option][ -d printer][ -n num][ name ...]
utility is a front-end to the print spooler as required by the IEEE Std 1003.2 (“POSIX.2”) specification. It effectively invokes
with the proper set of arguments.
It generally prints the named files on the destination printer.
The following options are available:
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 operation.
Specify a particular printer. If no
-d is provided on the command line, the contents of the environment variables
PRINTER (with this precedence) are taken as the destination printer.
Send mail upon completion.
num copies of each of the named files shall be printed.
Printer specific options. Not supported, provided only as a compatibility option for SVR.
Silent operation. Not supported, provided only as a compatibility option for Version 2 of the Single UNIX Specification (“SUSv2”).
Set the job title to
ENVIRONMENT As described above, the variables
PRINTER are examined to select the destination printer.
lp command is expected to comply with the IEEE Std 1003.2 (“POSIX.2”) specification.
AUTHORS This implementation of the
lp command has been written by
BUGS 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 characters.