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

     lprm -- remove jobs from the line printer spooling	queue

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

     The lprm utility 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:

	     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.

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

     The lprm utility will kill	off an active daemon, if necessary, before
     removing any spooling files.  If a	daemon is killed, a new	one is auto-
     matically restarted upon completion of file removals.

     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.

     /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.

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

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

     The lprm command appeared in 3.0BSD.

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

FreeBSD	11.1			 June 6, 1993			  FreeBSD 11.1


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