Removing a Job from the Printer Queue

To remove any of your unwanted print jobs from the printer queue, you use the lprm command. As an example, to remove all your print jobs from the stu printer:

        % lprm -Pstu -a

To remove the currently active job (assuming you own it):

        % lprm -Pstu

Note that quite often it is too late to remove an active job from the queue.

To remove a specific job you need the job number (get this from lpq). To remove job 1234:

        % lprm -Pstu 1234

Loc Van Huynh 2007-03-15