Printing multiple copies

Keith Clark keithclark at
Fri Dec 19 17:59:41 UTC 2008

Preston Kutzner wrote:
>>> Not sure if this is quite what you were looking for.  But, 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.
>> This would be good, but I need to print multiple copies of pages 
>> within a document.
> Yes, unfortunately, it doesn't really help in your situation.  But, 
> since you are using an HP printer, the collate option should work for 
> you to be able to get more than one copy of your document, or pages of 
> your document.  I can confirm that it works with page ranges, at least 
> it does for me.
> Unfortunately, there's still no explanation as to *why* multiple 
> copies doesn't work unless collation is selected, or why it doesn't 
> work at all for a printer that I never had a problem with under Hardy.
I finally got around to trying this out today and it does indeed work.  
Selecting Collate does print multiples and is a good enough solution for 
the moment.

I'll file a bug report.

Thanks for the help,


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