how to get "pr" and "lpr" to acknowledge my specified page length?

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  i'm baffled as to why i can't get pr and lpr to just print a regular
text file so that i get my headers to come out properly and to start
at the top of the page each time.

  i want to print a text file with the regular headers and page
numbers and have a bit of a left offset, so i try:

  $ pr -o5 file | lpr

and it almost works except that, on each page, the top header sneaks
down a little further each time.  i've tried changing the page length,
and using "-f" to generate a form feed but nothing seems to work and,
in some cases, it just makes the output worse.

  so is there a trick to this?  all i want is the ability to

1) specify how many lines i want printed per page before starting a
new page, and

2) have the auto-header generated at the same place at the top of the
page each time.

  it can't be that hard.  can it?


Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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