cancel all print jobs
From: Tom Parsons <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: using command line to cancel all jobs for a remote printer
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 11:10:45 GMT
| I am stuck (again)
| I am using a script to cancel all jobs in a virtual printer queue.
| I have found the command cancel but I need to supply the request-id for
| each job in the queue.
| cancel printer
| will only cancel currently printing jobs - if the queue is disabled
| then the jobs are not printing and no jobs are cancelled.
| How can I use the command line to cancel all existing jobs for a given
| Any useful suggestions grteatly appreciated.
You didn't mention what product you have which can make a difference.
You said command line, in which instance, "scoadmin print job manager"
is the logical answer.
Then you said from a script, which would indicate you should read the
man page for lpstat because background information is always helpful.
I can't decide if this is homework so I'll give the logic and we'll
critique your efforts. :-)
run lpstat -o to get a list of all pending print jobs
use awk or other tool to get just those you need
invert the list (bonus points for guessing why you do this)
loop though the list, cancelling each one.
Tom Parsons firstname.lastname@example.org
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