Syntax lpr [-E] [-H server[:port]] [-U username] [-P destination[/instance] ] [ -# num-copies [-h] [-l] [-m] [-o option[=value] ] [-p] [-q] [-r] [-C/-J/-T title] [ file(s) ] Options -E Force encryption when connecting to the server. -H server[:port] Specify an alternate server. -C "name" Set the job name/title. -J "name" Set the job name/title. -T "name" Set the job name/title. -P destination[/instance] Print files to the named printer. -U username Specifies an alternate username. -# copies Sets the number of copies to print. -h Disables banner printing. This option is equivalent to -o job-sheets=none. -l Specifies that the print file is already formatted for the destination and should be sent without filtering. This option is equivalent 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 submitting them.
lpr submits files for printing. Files named on the command line are sent to the named printer (or the system default destination if no des- tination 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, fol- lowed by the default set using the lpadmin(8) command.
The -c, -d, -f, -g, -i, -n, -t, -v, and -w options are not supported by CUPS and produce a warning message if used.
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Related macOS commands:
enable - Stop or start printers and classes.
lprm - Remove jobs from the print queue
lpstat - Printer status information
cancel - Cancel print jobs
lp - print files
lpadmin - printer admin
lpc - Line printer control program