Use the qprt or smit commands to request a print job and specify the following:
The qprt command creates and queues a print job to print the file you specify. If you specify more than one file, all the files together make up one print job. These files are printed in the order specified on the command line.
Before you can print a file, you must have read access to it. To remove a file after it has printed, you must have write access to the directory that contains the file.
The basic format of the qprt command is:
|-b Number||Specifies the bottom margin. The bottom margin is the number of blank lines to be left at the bottom of each page.|
|-B Value|| Specifies whether burst pages (continuous-form pages separated at perforations) should be printed. The Value variable consists of a two-character string. The first character applies to header pages. The second character applies to trailer pages. Each of the two characters can be one of the following:
For example, the -B ga flag specifies that a header page be printed at the beginning of each print job and that a trailer page be printed after each file in each print job.
Note: In a remote print environment, the default is determined by the remote queue on the server.
|-e Option|| Specifies whether emphasized print is wanted.
|-E Option|| Specifies whether double-high print is wanted.
|-f FilterType||A one-character identifier that specifies a filter through which your print file or files are to be passed before being sent to the printer. The available filter identifiers are p, which invokes the pr filter, and n, which processes output from the troff command.|
|-i Number||Causes each line to be indented the specified number of spaces. The Number variable must be included in the page width specified by the -w flag.|
|-K Option|| Specifies whether condensed print is wanted.
|-l Number||Sets the page length to the specified number of lines. If the Number variable is 0, page length is ignored, and the output is considered to be one continuous page. The page length includes the top and bottom margins and indicates the printable length of the paper.|
|-L Option|| Specifies whether lines wider than the page width should be wrapped to the next line or truncated at the right margin.
|-N Number||Specifies the number of copies to be printed. If this flag is not specified, one copy is printed.|
|-p Number||Sets the pitch to Number characters per inch. Typical values for Number are 10 and 12. The actual pitch of the characters printed is also affected by the values for the -K (condensed) flag and the -W (double-wide) flag.|
|-P Queue[:QueueDevice]||Specifies the print queue name and the optional queue device name. If this flag is not specified, the default printer is assumed.|
|-Q Value||Specifies paper size for the print job. The Value for paper size is printer-dependent. Typical values are: 1 for letter-size paper, 2 for legal, and so on. Consult your printer manual for the values assigned to specific paper sizes.|
|-t Number||Specifies the top margin. The top margin is the number of blank lines to be left at the top of each page.|
|-w Number||Sets the page width to the number of characters specified by the Number variable. The page width must include the number of indention spaces specified with the -i flag.|
|-W Option|| Specifies whether double-wide print is wanted.
|-z Value|| Rotates page printer output the number of quarter-turns clockwise as specified by the Value variable. The length (-l) and width (-w) values are automatically adjusted accordingly.
|-= OutputBin|| Specifies the output bin destination for a print job. The possible values are listed below. However, the valid output bins are printer-dependent.
|-# Value|| Specifies a special function.
For example, to request the myfile file to be printed on the first available printer configured for the default print queue using default values, type:
For example, to request the file somefile to be printed on a specific queue using specific flag values and to validate the flag values at the time of print job submission, type:
qprt -f p -e + -Pfastest -# v somefile
This passes the somefile file through the pr filter command (the -f p flag) and prints it using emphasized mode (the -e + flag) on the first available printer configured for the queue named fastest (the -Pfastest flag).
For example, to print myfile on legal-size paper, type:
qprt -Q2 myfile
For example, to print three copies of each of the files new.index.c , print.index.c , and more.c at the print queue Msp1 , type:
qprt -PMsp1 -N 3 new.index.c print.index.c more.c
For example, to print three copies of the concatenation of three files new.index.c , print.index.c , and more.c , type:
cat new.index.c print.index.c more.c | qprt -PMsp1 -N 3
Note: The AIX operating system also supports the BSD UNIX print command (lpr) and the System V UNIX print command (lp). See the lpr and lp commands in the AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference for the exact syntax.
See the qprt command in the AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference for the exact syntax.
You can also issue the qprt command with smit. At the prompt, type:
smit qprtthen press Enter.