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Printing: The commands to the printer
You type commands to the printer at the command known as a prompt, which looks something like this: <>$. (If your
prompt does not look like this don't panic -- just go ahead.)
- Type lpr then a space. Do not press enter until
- Type -P followed by the name of the printer you want to use.
Notice the name of the printer is always in lower
- Type the complete name of the file.
<>$lpr -Pspeare5 homework.txt
<>$lpr -Pcolor poster.ps
- Press Enter.
A complete list of instructions can be found at
the man page for lpr.
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