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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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lprm [options] [jobid]

Cancel print jobs. Job IDs can be obtained from lpq; if no job is specified, cancels the current job on the default printer.



Remove all jobs available to the user. Same as using the jobid ALL.


Use encryption.

-P printer

Specify printer queue. If no printer is specified, the default printer is used.

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