FreeKB - Linux Commands lpc (list printers)
Linux Commands - lpc (list printers)

The lpc command will show the status of the available printers. You could also use the lpstat command.

lpc status
. . .
	printer is on device 'hp' speed -1
	queuing is enabled
	printing is enabled
	no entries
	daemon present


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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