cancel-cups - Man Page

cancel jobs


cancel [ -h hostname[:port] ] [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -a ] [ -u username ] [ -x ] [ id ] [ destination ] [ destination-id ]


The cancel command cancels print jobs. If no destination or id is specified, the currently printing job on the default destination is canceled.


The following options are recognized by cancel:


Cancel all jobs on the named destination, or all jobs on all destinations if none is provided.


Forces encryption when connecting to the server.

-h hostname[:port]

Specifies an alternate server. Note: This option must occur before all others.

-U username

Specifies the username to use when connecting to the server.

-u username

Cancels jobs owned by username.


Deletes job data files in addition to canceling.

Conforming to

Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to contain any printable character except SPACE, TAB, "/", or "#". Also, printer and class names are not case-sensitive.


Cancel the current print job:


Cancel job "myprinter-42":

    cancel myprinter-42

Cancel all jobs:

    cancel -a


Administrators wishing to prevent unauthorized cancellation of jobs via the -u option should require authentication for Cancel-Jobs operations in cupsd.conf(5).

See Also

cupsd.conf(5), lp(1), lpmove(8), lpstat(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)


CUPS 2022-05-02 OpenPrinting