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 slp(1)								      slp(1)




 NAME
      slp - set printing options for a non-serial printer

 SYNOPSIS
      slp [-a] [-b] [-c cols] [-d] [-i indent] [-k] [-l lines] [-n] [-o] [-r]
      [-C pages] [-O pages]

 DESCRIPTION
      slp sets printer formatting options such as the number of lines per
      page, number of characters per line, and indentation.  These
      characteristics are controlled by the printer driver as described in
      lp(7).  slp acts on the current standard output.

    Options
      slp recognizes the following options and arguments:

	   -a		  Report all option settings.

	   -b		  Specify a character printer where backspace
			  characters pass through the driver unchanged.	 The
			  absence of this option indicates a line printer.
			  The driver takes the necessary action to
			  accommodate backspace characters.

	   -o		  Resets the printer back to line-printer mode.

	   -ccols	  Limit the number of columns to be printed to cols.
			  Characters beyond the specified limit are
			  truncated.

	   -d		  Reset options to default for the device.  This
			  action is not taken until the next open occurs on
			  the device.

	   -iindent	  Indent indent columns before printing the first
			  column.

	   -k		  Select cooked mode.  Cooked mode must be used with
			  a cooked device special file which is identified
			  by an lp mnemonic that is not preceded by the
			  character r.

	   -llines	  Specify the number of lines per page.	 The last
			  new-line character of each page is changed to a
			  form-feed.

	   -n		  Set the page size to infinity.  Since the last
			  new-line of the page is never encountered, no
			  new-line characters are changed to form-feeds.





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 slp(1)								      slp(1)




	   -r		  Select a raw mode for graphics dumps.	 All other
			  options are ignored except -a.  If the -r option
			  is not given, -k is assumed.

	   -Cpages	  Eject zero or more pages after the final close of
			  the device.

	   -Opages	  Eject zero or more pages when the device is
			  opened.

 EXAMPLES
      In a typical case, the printer is set to 80 columns, no indentation,
      with no form-feeds between pages:

	   slp -c80 -i0 -n >&gt&gt>/dev/lp

 WARNINGS
      Use of the slp command in conjunction with the lp spooler (see lp(1))
      might cause undesirable side effects.  The spooler model files make
      assumptions regarding the configuration and can get confused when the
      default values are altered.  Although most options can be altered
      without difficulty, special problems sometimes result from adjusting
      the number of lines and the number of columns per page.

 AUTHOR
      slp was developed by HP.

 SEE ALSO
      lp(1), ioctl(2), lp(7).

























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