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When you submit a print job from a UNIX system to a Windows NT LPD server, you can specify an option to print multiple copies. When using Windows NT Service Pack 4 (SP4), only one copy is printed.
To work around this problem, the control characters "K" or "#" should be used to specify printing multiple copies.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.
Windows NT 4.0 supports two non-RFC 1179 extensions for the LPD control file. If the format control character ("f") is sent multiple times, the file is printed multiple times. Also the "K" or "#" control characters can be used to specify printing multiple copies.
Example: (bsd-style printing)
lpr -Pprinter -#2 <file>
In Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4, only one copy is printed even when there are multiple "f" commands in the control file.