Since I discovered the joy of using the ratpoison window manager I'm trying to do all tasks I need to perform on my system using the command line.

One of those frequently used tasks is printing out documents or scanning in files. Until today I used the software viewer of my documents to print and simple-scan to scan my files.

Nowadays I use the command line to perform those tasks. To print out documents I use the lp command:

"Get the status off all printers on your system"
$ lpc status all

"Print the desired file to a specific printer"
$ lpr …