LPQ(1B) BSD Compatibility Package Commands LPQ(1B)


NAME


lpq - display the content of a print queue

SYNOPSIS


/usr/ucb/lpq [-P destination] [-l] [+ [interval]]
[request-ID...] [user]...


DESCRIPTION


The lpq utility displays the information about the contents of a print
queue. A print queue is comprised of print requests that are waiting in
the process of being printed.


lpq displays the following information to the standard output:

o the username of the person associated with a print request,

o the position of a print request in the print queue,

o the name of file or files comprising a print request,

o the job number of a print request, and

o the size of the file requested by a print request. File size
is reported in bytes.


Normally, only as much information as will fit on one line is displayed.
If the name of the input file associated with a print request is not
available, the input file field indicates the standard input.


The print client commands locate destination information using the
printers database in the name service switch. See nsswitch.conf(4),
printers(4), and printers.conf(4) for details.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-l
Displays information in long format. Long format
includes the name of the host from which a print
request originated in the display.


-P destination
Displays information about printer or class of printers
(see lpadmin(1M)) . Specify destination using atomic,
URI-style (scheme://endpoint), or POSIX-style
(server:destination) names. See printers.conf(4) for
information regarding destination names.


+ [interval]
Displays information at specific time intervals. Stops
displaying information when the print queue is empty.
Clears the screen before reporting displaying the print
queue. Specify interval as the number of seconds
between displays. If interval is not specified only
executes once.


OPERANDS


The following operands are supported:

request-ID
The job number associated with a print request.


user
The name of the user about whose jobs lpq reports
information. Specify user as a valid username.


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


non-zero
An error occurred.


FILES


$HOME/.printers
User-configurable printer database


/etc/printers.conf
System printer configuration database


printers.conf.byname
NIS version of /etc/printers.conf


ou=printers
LDAP version of /etc/printers.conf


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


lp(1), lpc(1B), lpr(1B), lprm(1B), lpstat(1), lpadmin(1M),
nsswitch.conf(4), printers(4), printers.conf(4), attributes(5),
standards(5)

NOTES


When IPP is in use, the user is prompted for a passphrase if the remote
print service is configured to require authentication.


February 25, 2017 LPQ(1B)