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I have never been able to get a printer to really cancel a printer job well. On about the 6 or 7 printers I have used in my life, selecting "cancel print" in any os seems to make the printer wait at least until the current page is done printing . . . which annoys me . . . and further that some (including my new hp) doesn't even listen to me.
This works in KDE running on Mandrake. You may need to adapt it.
Create the following file and save it as printer.sh in your home directory:
echo Type lpq to see printer jobs in queue
echo To cancel one job type:
echo lprm number
echo To cancel several jobs type:
echo lprm number number ....
echo cancel -a
Make it executable.
Create a "link to application" on your desktop. Make the command line:
konsole -e /home/<your name/printer.sh
In permissions, check "is executable"
Now when you double click the icon it will open 2 console sessions. One with the instructions, the other with a prompt. Note that to cancel a job created on another computer you will need to log inas root on the second console. Clumsy but it works.