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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Configuring a printer without adding a queue (qprt command)

If the QueueDevice variable is not specified, the first available printer configured for the queue is used. This command displays information about the mounted file systems, total space, and space available.

Qpt page printer output the number of quarter-turns clockwise as specified by the Value variable. The -U option should be followed aprt a list of comma separated userID’s in quotation marks. The x b command will skip back x screens of text.

Specifies the output bin destination for a print job. By default, join uses tabs and spaces to separate a line into fields and the first field is used as the join field. The alias command is used to give a nickname or alter the default options for an AIX command. The Value for paper size is printer-dependent. To configure as a parallel printer, follow these instructions: If the specified host is running, it will send back a reply. For more information, please see the emacs handout.


If this flag is not specified, the first file name on the qprt command line is used as the print job title. Specifies a type style with the NameType variable. You can change your cookie settings in your web browser settings. Sets the page width in number of characters.

qprt Command

The possible values for the Value variable are: The -k-land -w options specify whether to count characters, qprr, or words respectively. Using the -s option alleviates this problem by making a symbolic link to the file instead of physically copying the file. The -H option will place a header on the output.

Enter this into the computer, and if entered correctly, you will be logged onto the RISC terminal. If no options are specified, AIX will display a list of all the users who are currently on the system.

If this flag is not specified, one copy is printed. To rename a file or directoryspecify its name followed by the newname to be used.

Starting a Print Job (qprt Command)

The second syntax is used to change the priority of a print job. By using the append redirection, you can use cat to concatenate files or to add new lines to a file without using an editor. If this flag is not specified, the following conditions occur: The -f option will attempt to change the times regardless of the write permissions of the files.


Optional parameters are specified within square brackets ‘[‘ and ‘]’. If no file is specified, standard input is used. AIX allows the use of several different shells. By default, it starts in command mode. As a shortcut, you can issue the history character twice to repeat the last command issued to AIX. You can use the qprt command to add a printer or plotter without adding a queue if you do not want to spool print jobs for the printer or plotter.

If you specify more than one file, all the files together make up one print job. Restores the printer at the end of the print job.

Duplexed output uses both the front and back of each sheet of paper for printing.