Manual page for LP(1)
lp, cancel - send/cancel requests to a printer
arranges for the named files and associated information
(collectively called a
to be printed by a line printer.
If no file names are mentioned,
the standard input is assumed.
The file name
stands for the standard input
and may be supplied on the command line
in conjunction with named
The order in which
appear is the same order in which they will be printed.
associates a unique
with each request and prints it on the standard output.
can be used later to cancel (see
or find the status (see
of the request.
cancels line printer requests.
The command line arguments may be either request
(as returned by
removes the jobs corresponding to the
on the destination printer.
option for details on how the default destination
printer is obtained.
For a complete list of printers, use
Specifying a request
cancels the associated request
even if it is currently printing.
cancels the request which is currently printing
on that printer.
In either case, the cancellation of a request
that is currently printing frees the printer
to print its next available request.
The following options to
may appear in any order and may be intermixed
with file names:
Make copies of the
to be printed immediately when
will not be copied, but will be linked whenever possible.
option is not given, then the user
should be careful not to remove any of the
before the request has been printed in its entirety.
It should also be noted that in the absence of the
option, any changes made to the named
after the request is made but before it is printed
will be reflected in the printed output.
after the files have been printed.
By default, no mail is sent upon normal completion
of the print request.
Suppress messages from
`request id is ...'.
Write a message on the user's terminal after the
have been printed.
If the user is not logged in locally,
then mail will be sent instead.
as the printer that is to do the printing.
is taken from the environment variable
(if it is set).
will be taken from the environment variable
is not defined either, then the default destination
for the computer system is used.
Destination names vary between systems (see
copies (default of 1) of the output.
Several such options may be collected by specifying the
option more than once.
on the banner page of the output.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97