utility will remove a job, or jobs, from a printer's spool queue.
Since the spooling directory is protected from users, using
is normally the only method by which a user may remove a job.
The owner of a job is determined by the user's login name
and host name on the machine where the
command was invoked.
Options and arguments:
| -P printer
Specify the queue associated with a specific
(otherwise the default printer is used).
If a single
will remove all jobs which a user
If the super-user employs this flag, the spool queue will
be emptied entirely.
to attempt to remove any jobs queued belonging to that user
This form of invoking
is useful only to the super-user.
| job #
A user may dequeue an individual job by specifying its job number.
This number may be obtained from the
% lpq -l
1st:ken [job #013ucbarpa]
(standard input) 100 bytes
% lprm 13
If neither arguments or options are given,
will delete the currently active job if it is
owned by the user who invoked
utility announces the names of any files it removes and is silent if
there are no jobs in the queue which match the request list.
utility will kill off an active daemon, if necessary, before removing
any spooling files.
If a daemon is killed, a new one is
automatically restarted upon completion of file removals.