slp — set printing options for a non-serial printer
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
acts on the current standard output.
recognizes the following options and arguments:
Report all option settings.
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.
Resets the printer back to line-printer mode.
Limit the number of columns to be printed to
Characters beyond the specified limit are truncated.
Reset options to default for the device.
This action is not taken until the next open occurs on the device.
columns before printing the first column.
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
Specify the number of
The last new-line character of each page is changed to a form-feed.
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.
Select a raw mode for graphics dumps.
All other options are ignored except
option is not given,
Eject zero or more
after the final close of the device.
Eject zero or more
when the device is opened.
In a typical case, the printer is set to 80 columns,
no indentation, with no form-feeds between pages:
Use of the
command in conjunction with the
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.
was developed by HP.