OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide

8.2.6 Summary Table of lpstat Options

You can request different types of printing status information using the lpstat command. Table 8-2summarizes the frequently-used options for the lpstat command. Use these options individually, or combine them in any order on the command line. When you combine options, use a space between each option and repeat the dash (-).

For example, to show a long list of status for an individual printer, you would enter the following:

$ lpstat -p printername -l

where printername is the name of the printer for which you want to view status.

Table 8-2 Summary of Frequently Used lpstat Options




Accept. Show whether print destinations are accepting requests. 


Class. Show classes and their members. 


Destination. Show default destination. 


Forms. Show forms. 


Output. Show status of output. 

-p [list][-D][-l}

Printer/Description/Long list. Show status of printers. 


Request. Request scheduler status. 


Show position of job in the queue 


Status. Show status summary 


Sets. Show character sets 

-u [username]

User. Show requests by user 


Show devices 

See the lpstat(1)man page for a complete list of options.