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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.


Page width in characters (default 132).
Page length in lines (default 60).
printer queue for banner information.
Name used on banner as main name.
Name used on banner as login name.
Name used on banner as host name.
String used on banner as main title.
String used on banner as class.
-? value
All other options and arguments provided by LPRng are ignored.


The following exit values are returned:

Successful completion.
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