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LP(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual			 LP(1)

NAME
     lp	-- front-end to	the print spooler

SYNOPSIS
     lp	[-cs] [-o option] [-d printer] [-n num]	[name ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The lp utility is a front-end to the print	spooler	as required by the
     IEEE Std 1003.2 ("POSIX.2") specification.	 It effectively	invokes	lpr(1)
     with the proper set of arguments.

     It	generally prints the named files on the	destination printer.

     The following options are available:

     -c	     Make the 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.

     -d	dest
	     Specify a particular printer.  If no -d is	provided on the	com-
	     mand line,	the contents of	the environment	variables LPDEST or
	     PRINTER (with this	precedence) are	taken as the destination
	     printer.

     -m	     Send mail upon completion.

     -n	num  Specify that num copies of	each of	the named files	shall be
	     printed.

     -o	option
	     Printer specific options.	Not supported, provided	only as	a com-
	     patibility	option for SVR.

     -s	     Silent operation.	Not supported, provided	only as	a compatibil-
	     ity option	for Version 2 of the Single UNIX Specification
	     ("SUSv2").

     -t	title
	     Set the job title to title.

ENVIRONMENT
     As	described above, the variables LPDEST and PRINTER are examined to se-
     lect the destination printer.

SEE ALSO
     lpr(1)

STANDARDS
     The 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 Jorg Wunsch.

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 charac-
     ters.

BSD			       January 22, 1995				   BSD

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