|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
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 input)”.
lpq warns that there is no daemon
present (i.e., due to some malfunction), the
lpc(8) command can be used to restart the
If the following environment variables exist, they are 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.
|April 23, 2020||OpenBSD-current|