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       gspl-cancel - emulate CANCEL

       gspl-lpcover - emulate LP

       gspl-lpstatc - emulate LPSTAT

       gspl-lpr - emulate LPR

       cancel - emulate CANCEL

       lp - emulate LP

       lpr - emulate LPR

       lpq - emulate LPQ

       lprm - emulate LPRM

       lpstat - emulate LPSTAT


       gspl-cancel jobnumber [ ... ]

       gspl-lpcover [ -options ] [ file ... ]

       gspl-lpstatc [ -options ]

       gspl-lpr [ -options ]

       lp [ -options ]

       lpr [ -options ]

       lpq [ -options ]

       lprm [ -options ]

       lpstat [ -options ]

       cancel jobnumber [ ... ]


       gspl-lpcover may be used instead of the standard lp command. It converts the options that
       most lp commands take to the equivalent gspl-pr(1) commandds and then invokes gspl-pr(1)
       to submit the print jobs.

       The gspl-pr program provides a much greater set of facilities than lp. Although it is
       strongly recommended to switch to the gspl-pr(1) command to take advantage of these, they
       can be made available to users of our gspl-lpcover command. This is done by setting up
       "GSPL_PR" in the application or user environment.

       Gspl-lpcover is usually installed in place of lp in /usr/bin, with the original binary
       moved to something like old.lp in the same directory.

       Gspl-lpstatc emulates lpstat as far as is practicable, generating a report of outstanding
       print jobs from the print queue in a format similar to the original lpstat.

       cancel is a shell script which invokes gspl-qdel(1) on its arguments.

       The other programs lpr, lpq and lprm are scripts to emulate the corresponding commands.


       The options below document gspl-lpcover only. Options to gspl-lpstatc generate a warning
       message on standard error and are otherwise ignored. Options to gspl-lpcover which are not
       documented here are ignored.

       -c      This has no effect, but generates a warning message on standard error, as with
               GNUspool spool files are always copied.

       -d name Specify printer destination as name. The destination may also be specified in the
               environment variable "LPDEST", which this option overrides. An argument of "any"
               to -d cancels any existing "LPDEST" environment variable.

               This is translated directly into a -P option to gspl-pr.

       -f form specifies the supplied form type. This is translated directly into an -f option to

       -H arg  There is no direct mapping for the -H argument.

       -m      Mail user. This is translated directly into an -m option to gspl-pr.

       -n n    Specify the number of copies. This is translated directly into a -c option to

       -o arg  Only -o "nobanner", to suppress the header page, is interpreted and translated to
               the -s option to gspl-pr.

       -P arg  This is translated into -R page range arguments for gspl-pr.

       -q n    This is translated into a -p argument for gspl-pr scaled appropriately, taking
               into account the user's maximum, minimum and default priorities.

       -S      This option is ignored.

       -s      This turns off the -v argument for gspl-pr which is normally included.

       -T      This option is ignored.

       -t <arg>
               This is translated to a -h (title) argument to gspl-pr.

       -w      This is translated directly to the -w (write message) option to gspl-pr.

       -y      This option is ignored.


       LPDEST  Specify destination for gspl-lpcover.

               Specify alternate format for gspl-lpstatc.


       Various warnings about unimplemented features are printed by gspl-lpcover and gspl-

       Others may be generated by software each invokes.


       Copyright (c) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  This is free software. You may
       redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
       <>.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by


       John M Collins, Xi Software Ltd.