LPSTAT(1) General Commands Manual LPSTAT(1)
lpstat - display the printer status information
lpstat [ -d ] [ -r ] [ -s ] [ -t ] [ -a [ list ]] [ -c [ list ]]
[ -o [ list ]] [ -p [ list ]]
[ -u [ list ]] [ -v [ list ]]
lpstat prints information about the current status of the printer
If no options are given, then lpstat prints the status of all requests
made to lp(1) by the user. When the destination printer is not explic-
itly specified, the value of the LPDEST environment variable is used by
default. If LPDEST is not defined, then the value of the PRINTER envi-
ronment variable is used. If PRINTER is not defined either, then the
system default printer is used. Any arguments that are not options are
assumed to be request ids (as returned by lp). lpstat prints the sta-
tus of such requests.
The options below may appear in any order and may be repeated and
intermixed with other arguments. Some of the options below may be fol-
lowed by an optional list that can be in one of two forms: 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
and/or one or more SPACE characters. For example:
-u"user1, user2, user3"
The omission of a list following such options prints all information
relevant to the option, for example:
prints the status of all output requests.
-d Print the system default destination for output requests.
-r Print the status of the printer request scheduler
-s Print a status summary, including the status of the line
printer scheduler, the system default destination, a list of
class names and their members, and a list of printers and
their associated devices.
-t Print all status information.
-a[list] Print acceptance status of destinations for output requests.
list is a list of intermixed printer names.
-c[list] Print class names and their members. list is a list of class
-o[list] Print the status of output requests. list is a list of
intermixed printer names, class names, and request ids.
-p[list] Print the status of printers. list is a list of printer
-u[list] Print status of output requests for users on the default
printer. list is a list of login names.
-v[list] Print the names of printers and the path names of the devices
associated with them. list is a list of printer names.
lp(1), lpr(1), lprm(1), lpc(8), lpd(8)
21 June 1988 LPSTAT(1)