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LPBANNER(1) lpbanner filter LPBANNER(1)


lpbanner, pclbanner, psbanner - printer banners in text, PCL and PostScript


lpbanner [ -l length ] [ -w width ] [ -P printer ] [ -L bannername ] [ -n loginname ] [ -h host ] [ -J jobtitle ] [ -C class ] [ -? option args ] [ all ]


The lpbanner program is used to print a simple banner on a fixed size font printer, the pclbanner program generates a PCL banner and the psbanner program generates a PostScript banner. All information to be printed is passed using command line arguments. In order to be compatible with vintage line printer spoolers, reads a line form standard input, but ignores the information.


-w width
Page width in characters (default 132).
-l length
Page length in lines (default 60).
-P printer
printer queue for banner information.
-L bannername
Name used on banner as main name.
-n loginname
Name used on banner as login name.
-h host
Name used on banner as host name.
-J jobtitle
String used on banner as main title.
-C class
String used on banner as class.
-? value
All other options and arguments provided by LPRng are ignored.


The following exit values are returned:
zero (0)
Successful completion.
non-zero (!=0)
An error occurred.


lpd.conf(5), lpc(8), lpd(8), checkpc(8), lpr(1), lpq(1), lprm(1), printcap(5), lpd.conf(5), pr(1), lprng_certs(1), lprng_index_certs(1).


Patrick Powell <>.


LPRng is a enhanced printer spooler system with functionality similar to the Berkeley LPR software. The LPRng developer mailing list is; subscribe by visiting or sending mail to with the word subscribe in the body.
The software is available via
2006-12-09 LPRng