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LPRM(1) 										  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 direc-
       tory is protected from users, using lprm is normally the only method by which a	user  may
       remove a job.

       Lprm without any arguments will delete the currently active job if it is owned by the user
       who invoked lprm.

       If the - flag is specified, lprm will remove all jobs which a user owns.   If  the  super-
       user  employs this flag, the spool queue will be emptied entirely. The owner is determined
       by the user's login name and host name on the machine where the lpr command was invoked.

       Specifying a user's name, or list of user names, will 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.

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

	    % lpq -l

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

       Lprm will announce 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.

       The  -P	option may be usd to specify the queue associated with a specific printer (other-
       wise the default printer, or the value of the  PRINTER  variable  in  the  environment  is
       used).

FILES
       /etc/printcap	   printer characteristics file
       /usr/spool/*	   spooling directories
       /usr/spool/*/lock   lock file used to obtain the pid of the current
			   daemon and the job number of the currently active job

SEE ALSO
       lpr(1), lpq(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.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution		 October 22, 1996				  LPRM(1)
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