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Re: cups lpr just a cut-down lp?

On 2010-04-04 05:57, Camaleón wrote:
On Sat, 03 Apr 2010 19:37:39 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:

I know that lpr is BSD and lp is SYSV, so lpr is needed for
compatibility, but when comparing the man pages, lpr seems to only be a
"half-the-features" lp.

It seems to have less options, yes.

But both ("lp" and "lpr") are included in CUPS

lpr is in cups-bsd and lp is is cups-client.

so I see no problem here,

I never said there was one.

we can use whichever best suits our needs.


But, absent old or cross-platform scripts which need to run on both Linux and BSD, what *benefit* does lpr have over lp?

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