lpstat - Displays line printer status information
lpstat [-a[list]] [-c[list]] [-d | -r | -s | -t] [-o[list]] [-p[list]]
[-u[list]] [-v[list]] [request_ID...]
The lpstat command displays information about the current status of the
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Specifies the display of acceptance status (with respect to the lp and
lpr commands) of destinations for requests. The list argument is a
list of intermixed printer names and request IDs.
Write the class names and their members. The list argument is a list
of class names.
-d Specifies the display of the system default destination for the lp and
Specifies the display of the status of printer requests. The list argu-
ment is a list of intermixed printer names and request IDs. Note that
when combined, the -o and -u options do not produce merged output.
Specifies the display of the status of printers. The list argument is
a list of printer names.
-r Specifies the display of the status of the line printer daemon.
-s Specifies the display of a status summary, including the status of the
line printer scheduler, the system default destination, and a list of
printers and their associated devices.
-t Specifies the display of all status information.
Specifies the display of the status of all printer requests. The list
argument is a list of usernames. The list argument is a list of inter-
mixed printer names and request IDs. Note that when combined, the -o
and -u options do not produce merged output.
Specifies the display of the names of printers and the path names of
the devices associated with them. The list argument is a list of
A request ID as returned by lp or lpr.
If no options are given, then lpstat displays the status of all requests
made by the lp and lpr commands. Any arguments that are not options are
assumed to be a request_ID (as returned by the lp or lpr commands). The
lpstatcommand displays the status of such requests.
Options can appear in any order and can be repeated and intermixed with
other options. Some options can be followed by an optional list that is
either a list of items separated from one another by a , (comma), or a list
of items enclosed in " " (double quotes) and separated from one another by
a comma or one or more spaces. For example:
-u"user1, user2, user3"
Specifying just the option with no arguments causes all information per-
taining to that option to be displayed.
If the LPDEST environment variable is set to a valid printer name, this
becomes the default destination; otherwise, PRINTER is tried and, as a last
resort, a system-specific printer.
The lpstat utility is marked LEGACY in XCU Issue 5.
[Tru64 UNIX] Output produced by the lpstat command is very similar to out-
put from lpq and lpc, rather than output from earlier versions of lpstat.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
>>0 An error occurred.
The following environment variables affect the execution of lpstat:
Provides a default value for the internationalization variables that
are unset or null. If LANG is unset or null, the corresponding value
from the default locale is used. If any of the internationalization
variables contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none of
the variables had been defined.
If set to a non-empty string value, overrides the values of all the
other internationalization variables.
Determines the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of
text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multi-
byte characters in arguments).
Determines the locale for the format and contents of diagnostic mes-
sages written to standard error.
Determines the location of message catalogues for the processing of
TZ Determines the time zone used with date and time strings.
Printer description file.
Minimum free space to leave.
Line printer devices.
Socket for local requests.
Daemon control files.
Data files specified in cf files.
Temporary copies of cf files.
Lock file used to obtain the process ID of the current daemon and the
request ID of the currently active request.
Commands: lp(1), lpc(8), lpd(8), lpq(1), lpr(1), lprm(1)