Why multiple spool files?

Jonathan Crompton J.Crompton at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Mar 23 15:03:45 GMT 1998

On Fri, 20 Mar 1998 09:16:35 EST
David Collier-Brown <davecb at Canada.Sun.COM> wrote:

> 	Assuming that's correct (and I strongly suspect it is), and
> 	assuming you're using the lpr (as opposed to lp) command,
> 	try "/usr/ucb/lpr -s -P%p %s; rm %s"

I think you will find this will fail.  The rm will delete the file that
the spooler has a symlink to.  Looking at the lpr manual page
"/usr/ucb/lpr -r -s -P%p %s" should do the trick.


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