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lpstat

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NAME

lpstat - Displays line printer status information  

SYNOPSIS

lpstat [-a[list]] [-c[list]] [-d|-r|-s|-t] [-o[list]] [-p[list]] [-u[list]] [-v[list]] [request_ID...]

The lpstat command displays information about the current status of the line printer.
 

OPTIONS

Specifies the display of acceptance status (with respect to the lp and lpr commands) of destinations for requests. The list argument is a list of intermixed printer names and request IDs. Write the class names and their members. The list argument is a list of class names. Specifies the display of the system default destination for the lp and lpr commands. Specifies the display of the status of printer requests. The list argument is a list of intermixed printer names and request IDs. Specifies the display of the status of printers. The list argument is a list of printer names. Specifies the display of the status of the line printer daemon. Specifies the display of a status summary, including the status of the line printer scheduler, the system default destination, and a list of printers and their associated devices. Specifies the display of all status information. Specifies the display of the status of all printer requests. The list argument is a list of usernames. Specifies the display of the names of printers and the path names of the devices associated with them. The list argument is a list of printer names.
 

OPERANDS

A request ID as returned by lp or lpr.
 

DESCRIPTION

If no options are given, then lpstat displays the status of all requests made by the lp and lpr commands. Any arguments that are not options are assumed to be a request_ID (as returned by the lp or lpr commands). The lpstatcommand displays the status of such requests.

Options can appear in any order and can be repeated and intermixed with other options. Some options can be followed by an optional list that is either a list of items separated from one another by a , (comma), or a list of items enclosed in " " (double quotes) and separated from one another by a comma or one or more spaces. For example: -u"user1, user2, user3"

Specifying just the option with no arguments causes all information pertaining to that option to be displayed.

If the LPDEST environment variable is set to a valid printer name, this becomes the default destination; otherwise, PRINTER is tried and, as a last resort, a system-specific printer.
 

NOTES

[Compaq]  Output produced by the lpstat command is very similar to output from lpq and lpc, rather than output from earlier versions of lpstat.
 

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned: Successful completion. An error occurred.
 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

The following environment variables affect the execution of lpstat: Provides a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or null. If LANG is unset or null, the corresponding value from the default locale is used. If any of the internationalization variables contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none of the variables had been defined. If set to a non-empty string value, overrides the values of all the other internationalization variables. Determines the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multibyte characters in arguments). Determines the locale for the format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error. Determines the location of message catalogues for the processing of LC_MESSAGES. Determines the time zone used with date and time strings.
 

FILES

Printer description file. Spool directories. Minimum free space to leave. Line printer devices. Socket for local requests. Daemon control files. Data files specified in cf files. Temporary copies of cf files. Lock file used to obtain the process ID of the current daemon and the request ID of the currently active request.
 

SEE ALSO

Commands:  lp(1), lpc(8), lpd(8), lpq(1), lpr(1), lprm(1)

Files:  printcap(4)

Standards:  standards(5)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
OPERANDS
DESCRIPTION
NOTES
EXIT STATUS
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
FILES
SEE ALSO

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