lpr(1)                            Apple Inc.                            lpr(1)



NAME
       lpr - print files

SYNOPSIS
       lpr  [  -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) ]

DESCRIPTION
       lpr  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.

OPTIONS
       The following options are recognized by lpr:

       -E
            Forces encryption when connecting to the server.

       -H server[:port]
            Specifies an alternate server.

       -C "name"

       -J "name"

       -T "name"
            Sets the job name.

       -P destination[/instance]
            Prints files to the named printer.

       -U username
            Specifies an alternate username.

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

       -h
            Disables  banner  printing.  This option is equivalent to "-o job-
            sheets=none".

       -l
            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".

       -m
            Send an email on job completion.

       -o option[=value]
            Sets a job option.

       -p
            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
            text files.

       -q
            Hold job for printing.

       -r
            Specifies  that  the  named  print  files  should be deleted after
            printing them.

COMPATIBILITY
       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 ALSO
       cancel(1), lp(1), lpadmin(8), lpoptions(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1),
       http://localhost:631/help

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2009 by Apple Inc.



29 August 2008                       CUPS                               lpr(1)