cancel [request-ID...] [destination]...
cancel -u user... [destination]...
The cancel utility cancels print requests. There are two forms of the cancel command.
The first form of cancel has two optional arguments: print requests (request-ID) and destinations (destination). Specifying request-ID with destination cancels request-ID on destination. Specifying only the destination cancels the current print request on destination. If destination is not specified, cancel cancels the requested print request on all destinations.
The second form of cancel cancels a user's print requests on specific destinations.
Users can only cancel print requests associated with their username. By default, users can only cancel print requests on the host from which the print request was submitted. If a super-user has set user-equivalence=true in /etc/printers.conf on the print server, users can cancel print requests associated with their username on any host. Super-users can cancel print requests on the host from which the print request was submitted. Superusers can also cancel print requests from the print server.
The following options are supported:
The name of the user for which print requests are to be cancelled. Specify user as a username.
The following operands are supported:
The destination on which the print requests are to be canceled. destination is the name of a printer or class of printers (see lpadmin(1M)). If destination is not specified, cancel cancels the requested print request on all destinations. Specify destination using atomic, URI-style (scheme://endpoint), or POSIX-style (server:destination), names. See Notes for information regarding using URI-style or POSIX-style destination names with cancel. See printers.conf(4) for more information.
The print request to be canceled. Specify request-ID using LP-style request IDs (destination-number).
The name of the user for which the print requests are to be cancelled. Specify user as a username.
System printer configuration database
User-configurable printer database
LDAP version of /etc/printers.conf
NIS version of /etc/printers.conf
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
URI-style and POSIX-style destination names (server:destination) are treated as print requests if destination has the same format as an LP-style request-ID. See standards(5).
Some print servers send cancellation notification to job owners when their print jobs have been cancelled. This notification usually comes in the form of an email message. Cancellation 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.