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In Linux, you can use

lpr -#5 foo.txt

to get 5 copies of a document when sending to an LPD-based print server.

The Windows (XP, 2003, 2008) version of LPR supplied by MS doesn't seem to have this option, though.

Does anyone know if there's a hidden option to specify the number of copies?


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I need to go read the specs, but I think LPD handles or is passed the # of copies, LPR doesn't queue 5 copies. – Xepoch Oct 28 '10 at 22:29

Apparently not:

Well at least not according to the official Microsoft documentation.

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Thanks. For what it's worth, I discovered offers a Windows-based lpr client that has more features. Costs about $200-$300, though. Some things are just better in Linux. The command line printing options in Windows are not great. – Bill Oct 27 '09 at 15:54

This is gonna suck as an answer, because I haven't tried or tested it.. but can you install cygwin then use the linux lpr?

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