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lpr

CUPS tool for printing files. See also lpstat and lpadmin for listing and configuring printers. More information: http://www.CUPS.org.

  • Print a file to the default printer:

lpr {{path/to/file}}

  • Print 2 copies:

lpr -# {{2}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Print to a named printer:

lpr -P {{printer}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Print either a single page (e.g. 2) or a range of pages (e.g. 2–16):

lpr -o page-ranges={{2|2-16}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Print double sided either in portrait (long) or in landscape (short):

lpr -o sides={{two_sided_long_edge|two_sided_short_edge}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Set page size (more options may be available depending on setup):

lpr -o media={{a4|letter|legal}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Print multiple pages per sheet:

lpr -o number-up={{2|4|6|9|16}} {{path/to/file}}