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I have a machine running SunOS 4.1.4 which spools all print requests to a machine running Solaris 2.5.1 (Print server) which then passes on the request to the network printer. While on the SunOS machine when I try the commaind shown below I get an error message. Is this a problem with ulimit?? If so how can I fix this?? The message was actually sent by a user on our system, and I do not know much about ulimit.. can you help?

I'm getting a message lp: standard input: copy file is too large
when I try to do a lp -dhp3 < "avm main fsd.ps"
The file I'm trying to print is 1048085 bytes.
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Yes this is a (u)limit problem.
You can check your values with:
   csh, tcsh, zsh:    limit
   bash, sh, ksh:     ulimit -a
command to change the max. filesize (as root only):
   csh, tcsh, zsh:    limit filesize unlimeted
   bash, sh, ksh:     ulimit -f unlimeted

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