slp - set printing options for a non-serial printer
slp [-a] [-b] [-c cols] [-d] [-i indent] [-k] [-l lines] [-n] [-o] [-r]
[-C pages] [-O pages]
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.
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
-d Reset options to default for the device. This
action is not taken until the next open occurs on
-iindent Indent indent columns before printing the first
-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
-llines Specify the number of lines per page. The last
new-line character of each page is changed to a
-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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-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
-Opages Eject zero or more pages when the device is
In a typical case, the printer is set to 80 columns, no indentation,
with no form-feeds between pages:
slp -c80 -i0 -n >>>>/dev/lp
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.
slp was developed by HP.
lp(1), ioctl(2), lp(7).
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