lpr(1) Apple Inc. lpr(1)NAMElpr - print files
SYNOPSISlpr [ -E ] [ -H server[:port] ] [ -U username ] [ -P destina‐
tion[/instance] ] [ -# num-copies [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -m ] [ -o
option[=value] ] [ -p] [ -q ] [ -r ] [ -C/J/T title ] [ file(s) ]
DESCRIPTIONlpr 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 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.
The following options are recognized by lpr:
Forces encryption when connecting to the server.
Specifies an alternate server.
Sets the job name.
Prints files to the named printer.
Specifies an alternate username.
Sets the number of copies to print from 1 to 100.
Disables banner printing. This option is equivalent to "-o job-
Specifies that the print file is already formatted for the desti‐
nation and should be sent without filtering. This option is equiv‐
alent to "-o raw".
Send an email on job completion.
Sets a job option.
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
Hold job for printing.
Specifies that the named print files should be deleted after
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 ALSOcancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpoptions(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1),
Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.
29 August 2008 CUPS lpr(1)