/usr/ucb/lprm [-P destination] [-] [request-ID]... [user]...
The lprm utility removes print requests (request-ID) from the print queue.
Without arguments, lprm deletes the current print request. lprm reports the name of the file associated with print requests that it removes. lprm is silent if there are no applicable print requests to remove.
Users can only remove print requests associated with their user name. See . If a superuser executes lprm and specifies the user operand, lprm removes all print requests belonging to the specified user.
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 details.
The following options are supported:
The following operands are supported.
Example 1 Removing a Print Request
The following example removes request-ID 385 from destination killtree:
example% lprm -P killtree 385
The following exit values are returned:
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
lp(1), lpc(1B), lpq(1B), lpr(1B), lpstat(1), lpadmin(1M), nsswitch.conf(4), printers(4), printers.conf(4), attributes(5), standards(5)
Users can only remove print requests associated with their user name. By default, users can only remove print requests on the host from which the print request was submitted. If a superuser has set user-equivalence=true in /etc/printers.conf on the print server, users can remove print requests associated with their user name on any host. Superusers can remove print requests on the host from which the print request was submitted. Superusers can also remove print requests from the print server.
Some print servers send cancelation notification to job owners when their print jobs have been cancelled. This notification usually comes in the form of an email message. Cancelation notices cannot be disabled on a Solaris server.
When IPP is in use, the user is prompted for a passphrase if the remote print service is configured to require authentication.