lpq - display the content of a print queue
/usr/ucb/lpq [-P destination] [-l] [ + [interval]] [
The lpq utility displays the information about the contents
of a print queue. A print queue is comprised of print
requests that are waiting in the process of being printed.
lpq displays the following information to the standard out-
o the username of the person associated with a print
o the position of a print request in the print queue,
o the name of file or files comprising a print request,
o the job number of a print request, and
o the size of the file requested by a print request.
File size is reported in bytes.
Normally, only as much information as will fit on one line
is displayed. If the name of the input file associated with
a print request is not available, the input file field indi-
cates the standard input.
The print client commands locate destination information
using the "printers" database in the name service switch.
See nsswitch.conf(4), printers(4), and printers.conf(4) for
The following options are supported:
- P destination
Displays information about printer or class of
printers (see lpadmin(1M)) . Specify destination
using atomic, POSIX-style (server:destination), or
Federated Naming Service (FNS)
(.../service/printer/...) names. See printers.conf(4)
for information regarding the naming conventions for
atomic and FNS names, and standards(5) for information
-l Displays information in long format. Long format
includes the name of the host from which a print
request originated in the display.
Displays information at specific time intervals.
Stops displaying information when the print queue is
empty. Clears the screen before reporting displaying
the print queue. Specify interval as the number of
seconds between displays. If interval is not speci-
fied only executes once.
The following operands are supported:
The job number associated with a print request.
user The name of the user about whose jobs lpq reports
information. Specify user as a valid username.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
An error occurred.
Spooling directory and request files for jobs awaiting
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWscplp |
lp(1), lpc(1B), lpr(1B), lprm(1B), lpstat(1), lpadmin(1M),
nsswitch.conf(4), printers(4), printers.conf(4), attri-
Man(1) output converted with