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Old 06-15-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
JoseKreif
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Linux "lp" options.


Can someone help me understand what the options in this statement mean.

Code:
echo "Hello World" | lp -d laser1 -or12 -oport -ofp16 -ovsi12 -olm8
So the options are: r, port, fp, vsi, lm.

I assume port is for portrait.

When I do a
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man lp
I see no examples of any of these options.
 
Old 06-15-2017, 04:49 PM   #2
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Curious where you saw that command? The command is based on LPR/LPD daemon days which has been replaced by cups many years ago.

cups replaced lpr and lp with its own version which is why the man pages are different. I assume the question is in reference to CentOS or other current linux distributions. I don't remember what all the options mean but it would depend on the make/model of printer.

With cups the options are typically specified as -o some_option=setting.
 
Old 06-16-2017, 08:20 AM   #3
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Curious where you saw that command? The command is based on LPR/LPD daemon days which has been replaced by cups many years ago.

Although I can enter the command with all those options and a terminal, and get working results, I did first discover it in our database. We have printers and options in a table so reports can be printed automatically with proper formatting. I have not seen these "options" before, and I have not been successful at locating what they refer to.

We are currently using RHEL, but if my memory is correct, our database used to run on a Unix server before Linux started becoming available.
 
  


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