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lp(1)                            Apple Inc.                            lp(1)

NAME         top

       lp - print files

SYNOPSIS         top

       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         top

       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         top

       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
            systems 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.

       -o "name=value [ ... name=value ]"
            Sets one or more job options.  See "COMMON JOB OPTIONS" below.

       -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
            contain 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 collate=true
            Prints collated copies.

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

       -o job-hold-until=when
            Holds the job until the specified local time.  "when" can be
            "indefinite" to hold the until released, "day-time" to print the
            job between 6am and 6pm local time, "night" to print the job
            between 6pm and 6am local time, "second-shift" to print the job
            between 4pm and 12am local time, "third-shift" to print the job
            between 12am and 8am local time, or "weekend" to print the job
            on Saturday or Sunday.

       -o job-hold-until=hh:mm
            Holds the job until the specified time in hours and minutes UTC.

       -o job-priority=priority
            Set the priority to a value from 1 (lowest) to 100 (highest),
            which influences when a job is scheduled for printing.  The
            default priority is typically 50.

       -o job-sheets=name
            Prints a cover page (banner) with the document.  The "name" can
            be "classified", "confidential", "secret", "standard",
            "topsecret", or "unclassified".

       -o job-sheets=start-name,end-name
            Prints cover pages (banners) with the document.

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

       -o mirror
            Mirrors each page.

       -o number-up={2|4|6|9|16}
            Prints 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16 document (input) pages on each output
            page.

       -o number-up-layout=layout
            Specifies the layout of pages with the "number-up" option.  The
            "layout" string can be "btlr", "btrl", "lrbt", "lrtb", "rlbt",
            "rltb", "tblr", or "tbrl" - the first two letters determine the
            column order while the second two letters determine the row
            order.  "bt" is bottom-to-top, "lr" is left-to-right, "rl" is
            right-to-left, and "tb" is top-to-bottom.

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

       -o orientation-requested=5
            Prints the job in landscape (rotated 90 degrees clockwise).

       -o orientation-requested=6
            Prints the job in reverse portrait (rotated 180 degrees).

       -o outputorder=reverse
            Prints pages in reverse order.

       -o page-border=border
            Prints a border around each document page.  "border" is
            "double", "double-thick", "single", or "single-thick".

       -o page-ranges=page-list
            Specifies which pages to print in the document.  The list can
            contain 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.

       -o sides=one-sided
            Prints on one side of the paper.

       -o sides=two-sided-long-edge
            Prints on both sides of the paper for portrait output.

       -o sides=two-sided-short-edge
            Prints on both sides of the paper for landscape output.

CONFORMING TO         top

       Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to
       contain 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).

EXAMPLES         top

       Print two copies of a document to the default printer:

           lp -n 2 filename

       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 a presentation document 2-up to a printer called "foo":

           lp -d foo -o number-up=2 filename

SEE ALSO         top

       cancel(1), lpadmin(8), lpoptions(1), lpq(1), lpr(1), lprm(1),
       lpstat(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2017 by Apple Inc.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the CUPS (a standards-based, open source
       printing system) project.  Information about the project can be found
       at ⟨http://www.cups.org/⟩.  If you have a bug report for this manual
       page, see ⟨http://www.cups.org/⟩.  This page was obtained from the
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2 May 2016                          CUPS                               lp(1)