OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide

8.2.1 Checking on the Status of Your Print Requests

Enter the following to find out the status of your own spooled print requests:

$ lpstat

A list of the files that you have submitted for printing is displayed.

In the following example, on the system pine, one file is queued for printing to the printer pinecone:

$ lpstat
pinecone-10              fred            1261   Mar 12 17:34 on pine

The lpstat command displays one line for each print job, showing the request id, followed by the user who spooled the request, the output size in bytes, and the date and time of the request.