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Re: cups lpr just a cut-down lp?

On Sun, 04 Apr 2010 06:13:20 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:

> On 2010-04-04 05:57, Camaleón wrote:

>> we can use whichever best suits our needs.
> Right.
> But, absent old or cross-platform scripts which need to run on both
> Linux and BSD, what *benefit* does lpr have over lp?

In todays systems I fail to see a clear difference on both :-?

This article may help:

8.17 Printing Protocols (lpr and lp)

The System V lp printing system doesn't really have a remote printing 
component. When it does remote printing, it usually does it by handing 
the job off to a BSD lpr printing system, or by using the BSD rsh command 
(which is often called remsh on System V systems, because such systems 
have another program called rsh that does something else entirely).



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