The qprt command creates and queues a print job to print the file you specify. . Note: The AIX operating system also supports the BSD UNIX print command. Download qprt-to-lp for free. qprt-to-lp is a simple wrapper script to pass AIX qprt commands to Linux CUPS lp command. This allows programs. To submit a print job to a queue, use either lp, lpr, or qprt. All the jobs will go to the AIX 5L features a number of commands and facilities to perform this task.

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If the -l option is specified, the process id will be displayed before the process status column.

The first shows the job id, the second shows a plus sign, dash, or space. This command writes the name of your terminal to standard output.

Do not use high-speed printing. History substitutions can also be used to edit old commands and build new commands as well as repeat them.

Configuring a printer without adding a queue (qprt command)

AIX will send you mail wix completion of the printing process if you specify the -m option. The qprt command prints the files in the order you specify them. If no parameters are specified, umask will display the current setting. Character ranges are enclosed within brackets [ and ]. If your printout is wider than the 80 character default, you can specify the width by using the -w option.


The -l option will cause AIX to display the long list of information. This command is used to write msg to standard output or display the contents of a shell variable. The second syntax shows the numerical method.

qprt Command

This command will display the groups for which the specified userid is a member. Pass-through sent to the printer unmodified s: In order to create a subdirectory, you must have write permission qprf the parent directory. This command compares the specified text files and displays which lines differ. Writing and Debugging Programs. The value is a 2-character variable, the first character for the header and the second for the trailer. The bg command is used to place processes in the background.

You can also specify the line and column to start editing. AIX will then display your OS prompt and wait for your command. Sets emphasized print to one of the following: Sets unidirectional printing to one of the following: To edit an old command, you will need to use one of the special word identifiers in the command.

Access modes can be granted to three classes of users.

Starting a Print Job (qprt Command)

Specifies the bottom margin. A value of 1 is recommended. This command will delete the specified file, even if it is write protected. A value of 0 is useful if a filter in a pipeline produces output to standard error, even if no error is encountered for example, status information.


To configure as a network printer, follow these instructions: You can also have ping display the path taken to reach the host with the -R option. 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:.

By default, lpr copies the file to the printing qprrt. If you experience problems using an option, you can use SMIT to preview a qprt qprr statement. The -d and -u options display only those lines that are repeated and unique respectively. The -U option should be followed by qpdt list of comma separated userID’s in quotation marks.

Handouts are available for more information about each of the shells. The qprt command ignores spaces between a flag and its argument.