lpq man page

lpq — show printer queue status


lpq [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -h server[:port] ] [ -P destination[/instance] ] [ -a ] [ -l ] [ +interval ]


lpq shows the current print queue status on the named printer. Jobs queued on the default destination will be shown if no printer or class is specified on the command-line.

The +interval option allows you to continuously report the jobs in the queue until the queue is empty; the list of jobs is shown once every interval seconds.


lpq supports the following options:

Forces encryption when connecting to the server.
-P destination[/instance]
Specifies an alternate printer or class name.
-U username
Specifies an alternate username.
Reports jobs on all printers.
-h server[:port]
Specifies an alternate server.
Requests a more verbose (long) reporting format.

See Also

cancel(1), lp(1), lpr(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1), CUPS Online Help (http://localhost:631/help)

Referenced By

cups(1), efax(1), enscript(1), lp(1), lp-cups(1), lpr(1), lpr-cups(1), lprm(1), lprm-cups(1), lpstat(1), lpstat-cups(1).

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CUPS 12 June 2014