OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide

8.3.2 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 as follows:

$ cancel printername

where printername is the name of the printer to which you sent the request.

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

In the following example the currently printing request has been canceled:

$ cancel pinecone
request "pinecone-3" cancelled

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