Printing multiple copies

Preston Kutzner shizzlecash at
Thu Dec 18 20:45:38 UTC 2008

On Dec 18, 2008, at 1:58 AM, Brian McKee wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 6:49 PM, Preston Kutzner <shizzlecash at 
> > wrote:
>> using the
>> following command, I still only got 1 copy from the Toshiba printer:
>> lp -p <printer_name> -n 2 <file>
>> This command *did* yield 2 copies on the HP printer, though.  The  
>> command
>> Brian suggested only gave me an error when trying to specify a page  
>> count.
> My apologies - I did check the lpr man page - and I've done so again -
> but in this case it looks like Intrepid is different than Hardy (and
> Lenny, and Darwin) so I gather now it's -n # of copies not just -#
> I'm mildly shocked they'd change that mind you....  I wonder if that's
> why some things are having issues.
> And I'm not too surprised it worked on the HP - you still have collate
> set as a default option don't you.

I have tried setting collate as a default, but it doesn't appear to  
"stick".  I still have to select it in the print dialog every time I  
try to print more than one copy.  But, in the past I was able to print  
multiple copies of a document regardless of whether or not collate was  
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