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Old 04-28-2003, 09:17 AM   #1
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purge print documents


Mandrake 9.0
I started a multi page job but did not like the product after looking at the first page. So how do you kill it? I finally turned off the printer and logged out but everytime I fire up mandrake the printer takes off again.
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Old 04-28-2003, 09:21 AM   #2
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use "lpq" to show what's there, then use lprm to remove the relevant job
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:55 AM   #3
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I have no idea what you are talking about (lpq, lprm). I thought this forum was for newbies like me who know didly swat.
Can you talk GUI?
 
Old 04-28-2003, 11:31 AM   #4
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322 yor gonna have to open a console and type in lpq then follow Tricky kids instruction from there.
Don't be intimidated by the command line.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:09 PM   #5
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I already went to a console and nothing happened. Does anyone speak GUI?
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:20 PM   #6
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GUI? That's that icky, sticky stuff that
one can't get of his fingers, right, and
that brings in vermin?

going to console won't do anything unless
you type it... and really, typing lpq<ENTER>
and lprm <something> doesn't take you longer
than "roaming" through a bunch of menues,
selecting a file, clicking the delete button or
menu entry ...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:38 PM   #7
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Like i said I did that and nothing happened...root or no root. If it can be done in a console there should be a way to do it (GUI).
 
Old 04-29-2003, 12:48 AM   #8
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lpq is short for line printer q(something). i don't know
how to spell.
lpq lists the print jobs waiting to be printed.
type lpq and hit enter.
then lprm
for line printer remove,
and the number that lpq gave you.

maybe kde's control center,
system,
printing manager,
can do what you want. I've never used it.
 
  


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