Solaris Advanced User's Guide

Canceling a Print Request by Printer Name

You can also cancel just the job that is currently printing (if you submitted it) by typing the printer name in place of the request id.

$ cancel printername

In the previous example, printername is the name of the printer to which you sent the request.

A message informs you that the request is canceled. The next job in the queue begins printing

In the following example, the current print request has been canceled.

$ cancel jetprint
jetprint7: cancelled

Your system administrator can log in as root or lp and cancel the currently printing request by using the printer name as the argument for the cancel command.