Linux: How to print PDF files from the command line
Sometimes you may want to print files from the command line, especially when you have lots of them.
You can use
lp for that.
To print a single
example.pdf file on your default printer, simply say:
lp accepts multiple filenames, so to print all PDF files in the current directory:
You can specify a printer via the
lp -d YOUR_PRINTER_NAME *.pdf
Your printer's name is then one you defined on your system. You can check with your CUPS configuration by visiting http://localhost:631/printers. So, for example:
lp -d Brother-MFC-9840CDW *.pdf
Plain-text or PostScript files are also supported.