FreeKB - Linux Commands lpstat (list available printers)
Linux Commands - lpstat (list available printers)

The lpstat command with the -p option can be used to display the list of available printers. You could also use the lpc command.

lpstat -p
. . .
printer HP-Photosmart-C6200-seriesCMD:PCL is idle. enabled since Mon 01 Jan 2016 00:00:01 AM CST
    ready to print


You may want to use the pr command to format a file for printing.

There are a few different commands that can be used to sent print jobs to the printer.

  • lp (Line print)
  • lpr (Line print request)
  • lpd (Line print daemon)

The lpq command can be used to view and cancel print jobs in the print queue. The lprm command can be used to remove print jobs.

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