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LPRM(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       LPRM(1)

NAME
     lprm -- remove jobs from the line printer spooling	queue

SYNOPSIS
     lprm [-Pprinter] [-] [job # ...] [user ...]

DESCRIPTION
     Lprm will remove a	job, or	jobs, from a printer's spool queue.  Since the
     spooling directory	is protected from users, using lprm is normally	the
     only method by which a user may remove a job.  The	owner of a job is
     determined	by the user's login name and host name on the machine where
     the lpr(1)	command	was invoked.

     Options and arguments:

     -Pprinter
	     Specify the queue associated with a specific printer (otherwise
	     the default printer is used).

     -	     If	a single `-' is	given, lprm will remove	all jobs which a user
	     owns.  If the super-user employs this flag, the spool queue will
	     be	emptied	entirely.

     user    Cause lprm	to attempt to remove any jobs queued belonging to that
	     user (or users).  This form of invoking lprm is useful only to
	     the super-user.

     job #   A user may	dequeue	an individual job by specifying	its job	num-
	     ber.  This	number may be obtained from the	lpq(1) program,	e.g.

		   % lpq -l

		   1st:ken			   [job	#013ucbarpa]
			   (standard input)	   100 bytes
		   % lprm 13

     If	neither	arguments or options are given,	lprm will delete the currently
     active job	if it is owned by the user who invoked lprm.

     Lprm announces the	names of any files it removes and is silent if there
     are no jobs in the	queue which match the request list.

     Lprm will kill off	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.

ENVIRONMENT
     If	the following environment variable exists, it is utilized by lprm.

     PRINTER  If the environment variable PRINTER exists, and a	printer	has
	      not been specified with the -P option, the default printer is
	      assumed from PRINTER.

FILES
     /etc/printcap	 Printer characteristics file.
     /var/spool/*	 Spooling directories.
     /var/spool/*/lock	 Lock file used	to obtain the pid of the current dae-
			 mon and the job number	of the currently active	job.

SEE ALSO
     lpq(1), lpr(1), lpd(8)

DIAGNOSTICS
     ``Permission denied" if the user tries to remove files other than his
     own.

BUGS
     Since there are race conditions possible in the update of the lock	file,
     the currently active job may be incorrectly identified.

HISTORY
     The lprm command appeared in 3.0BSD.

FreeBSD	9.2			 June 6, 1993			   FreeBSD 9.2

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