|LPQ(1)||General Commands Manual||LPQ(1)|
lpqexamines 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.
lpqinvoked 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.
lpqdefaults to the terminal width, or 80 columns if the output is not a terminal.
lpqappeared in 3BSD.
lpqmay report unreliably. Output formatting is sensitive to the line length of the terminal; this can result in widely spaced columns.
|March 17, 2016||OpenBSD-6.2|