lp - print files
cancel - cancel jobs
[ -E ] [ -c ] [ -d
] [ -h
] [ -m ] [ -n
] [ -q
] [ -s ] [ -t
] [ -H
] [ -P
[ -E ] [ -c ] [ -h
] [ -i
] [ -n
] [ -q
] [ -t
] [ -H
] [ -P
[ -a ] [ -h
] [ -u
submits files for printing or alters a pending job. Use
a filename of "-" to force printing from the standard input.
cancel cancels existing print jobs. The -a option will remove
all jobs from the specified destination.
The following options are recognized by lp
Forces encryption when connecting to the server.
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
- -d destination
Prints files to the named printer.
- -h hostname
Specifies the print server hostname. The default is "localhost" or the value
of the CUPS_SERVER environment variable.
- -i job-id
Specifies an existing job to modify.
Send email when the job is completed (not supported CUPS 1.1.)
- -n copies
Sets the number of copies to print from 1 to 100.
- -o option
Sets a job option.
- -q priority
Sets the job priority from 1 (lowest) to 100 (highest). The
default priority is 50.
Do not report the resulting job IDs (silent mode.)
- -t name
Sets the job name.
- -u username
Cancels jobs owned by username.
- -H handling
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 time value
(HH:MM) will hold the job until the specified 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).
Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to contain
any printable character except SPACE and TAB. Also, printer and class names are
The "m" option is not functional in CUPS 1.1.
The "q" option accepts a different range of values than the
Solaris lp command, matching the IPP job priority values (1-100)
instead of the Solaris values (0-39).
Administrators wishing to prevent unauthorized cancellation of
jobs via the -u
option should password-protect the /jobs
location in cupsd.conf(5)
CUPS Software Users Manual,
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