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Printing and Routing Output

Printing Large Files with the PIPE Device Type in UNIX Environments

When you print a file with the lp command, a symbolic link is created from the file to the /usr/spool directory. When you pipe output to the lp command, the output is copied under the /usr/spool directory.

If you experience problems printing large files using the PIPE device type, you can circumvent the problem in either of the following ways:

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