Cups Command Line Options

Jurjen Bokma

January 2008

When using a Cups printer server, command line options can be passed to cupsdoprint as well as lpr to specify how to print. The full list is at, but the following example comprises all I usually need:

lpr -Ppr2 -o media=A3,Transparency -o landscape -o sides=two-sided-long-edge -o fitplot myfile.jpg