|LPQ(1)||General Commands Manual||LPQ(1)|
lpq — spool queue
lpq examines the spooling area used by
lpd(8) for printing files on the
line printer, and reports the status of the specified jobs or all jobs
associated with a user.
lpq invoked without any
arguments reports on any jobs currently in the queue.
The options are as follows:
PRINTERvariable in the environment). All other arguments supplied are interpreted as user names or job numbers to filter out only those jobs of interest.
For each job submitted (i.e., invocation of
lpq reports the user's name, current rank in the
queue, the names of files comprising the job, the job identifier (a number
which may be supplied to
lprm(1) for removing a specific
job), and the total size in bytes. Job ordering is dependent on the
algorithm used to scan the spooling directory and is supposed to be FIFO
(First In First Out). File names comprising a job may be unavailable (when
lpr(1) is used as a sink in a
pipeline) in which case the file is indicated as “(standard
lpq warns that there is no daemon
present (i.e., due to some malfunction), the
lpc(8) command can be used to
restart the printer daemon.
If the following environment variable exists, it is used by
Unable to open various files. The lock file being malformed. Garbage files when there is no daemon active, but files in the spooling directory.
lpq appeared in
Due to the dynamic nature of the information in the spooling
lpq may report unreliably. Output
formatting is sensitive to the line length of the terminal; this can result
in widely spaced columns.
|May 31, 2007||OpenBSD-5.8|