LPRM(1B) BSD Compatibility Package Commands LPRM(1B)
lprm - remove print requests from the print queue
utility removes print requests (request-ID
) from the print
Without arguments, lprm
deletes the current print request. lprm
the name of the file associated with print requests that it removes. lprm
is silent if there are no applicable print requests to remove.
Users can only remove print requests associated with their user name. See
Notes. If a superuser executes lprm
and specifies the user
removes all print requests belonging to the specified user.
The print client commands locate destination information using the
"printers" database in the name service switch. See nsswitch.conf(5)
, and printers.conf(5)
The following options are supported: -P destination
The name of the printer or class of printers (see lpadmin(8)
) from which to remove print requests.
Specify destination using atomic, URI-style
), or POSIX-style
) names. See printers.conf(5)
information regarding the naming naming conventions for
destination names. -
If a user specifies this option, removes all print
requests owned by that user. If a superuser specifies
this option, removes all requests in the print queue.
Job ownership is determined by the user's login name
and host name on the machine from which lpr
executed. See Notes.
The following operands are supported. request-ID
Removes a specific print request. Specify request-ID
the job number (Job
) associated with a print request and
reported by lpq
. See lpq(1B)
Removes print requests associated with a specific user.
as a valid user name. This option can only be
used by a superuser.
Example 1: Removing a Print Request
The following example removes request-ID 385
from destination killtree
example% lprm -P killtree 385
The following exit values are returned: 0
Successful completion. non-zero
An error occurred.
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
for descriptions of the following attributes:
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Interface Stability | Standard |
SEE ALSO lp(1)
Users can only remove print requests associated with their user name. By
default, users can only remove print requests on the host from which the
print request was submitted. If a superuser has set user-equivalence=true
on the print server, users can remove print
requests associated with their user name on any host. Superusers can
remove print requests on the host from which the print request was
submitted. Superusers can also remove print requests from the print
Some print servers send cancellation notifications to job owners when
their print jobs have been cancelled. This notification usually comes in
the form of an email message. Cancellation notices cannot be disabled on
a Solaris server.
When IPP is in use, the user is prompted for a passphrase if the remote
print service is configured to require authentication.
November 26, 2017 LPRM(1B)