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lprm(1)								       lprm(1)

       lprm - Removes requests from the line printer spooling queue

       lprm [-Pprinter] [-] [request_ID...] [user...]

       The  lprm  command  removes one or more requests from a printer's spool

       Removes all requests that a user owns.  If specified  by	 a  user  with
       superuser  authority,  the  spool queue is emptied entirely.  Specifies
       the queue associated with a specific printer;  otherwise,  the  default
       printer	or  the	 value	of  the PRINTER variable in the environment is

       Because the spooling directory is protected from users, using  lprm  is
       normally the way a user can remove a request.

       The  lprm  command  without  any arguments deletes the currently active
       request if it is owned by the user who invoked lprm.

       The - flag removes all requests from the user issuing the command. If a
       user  who  has  superuser  authority uses this flag, the spool queue is
       emptied entirely.  The owner is determined by the user's	 username  and
       hostname on the machine where the lpr command was invoked.

       You  can	 remove	 an  individual request from a queue by specifying its
       request ID.  (You can obtain the request ID by using the lpq or	lpstat
       commands.)   Specifying	one  or more users removes any requests queued
       belonging to those users.  This works only for a	 user  with  superuser

       The  lprm  command is silent if there are no requests in the queue that
       match the request list.

       The lprm command kills 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.

       Because race conditions are possible in the update of  the  lock	 file,
       the currently active request may be incorrectly identified.

       The user tried to remove files that belong to another user.

       To  remove  a  request from the default queue by specifying the request
       ID, enter: lprm 13 To remove a request from a  specific	queue,	enter:
       lprm  -Plp0  13	To  remove  from  a specific queue a request from user
       guest, enter: lprm -Plp0 guest

       Printer description file.  Spool directories.   Daemon  control	files.
       Data  files specified in cf files.  Temporary copies of cf files.  Lock
       file used to obtain the process	ID  of	the  current  daemon  and  the
       request ID of the currently active request.

       Commands:  lp(1), lpc(8), lpd(8), lpq(1), lpr(1), lpstat(1)


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