5.4. Configuring Applications

Applications use the existing queues for printing from the command line. In applications, printer options are not configured directly, but rather through the existing queues.

On the command line, you can print with one of the following commands:

lpr -P color <filename>
lp -d color <filename>

Replace filename with the name of the file to print. The options -P and -d can be used to specify the queue explicitly. -P color and -d color both select the queue named color.

In applications, the existing queues are often available from a print menu, in which case no further configuration is necessary. In some applications, you can (or may need to) specify or configure a print command. Normally this print command should be one of the two mentioned above, but without the filename part, so enter just lpr -P color or lp -d color.