delete completed print jobs?

Michael Sweet mike at
Mon Jul 19 05:27:57 PDT 2004

info at wrote:
> I am running OS X.3.4 and access cups via mozilla as and
> can see a complete list of completed print jobs, How can i clear
> this? Is there a log that can be simply deleted?

 From the Terminal window, use:

     cancel -a

If you don't want any job history, edit the /etc/cups/cupsd.conf file
and change the line:

     PreserveJobHistory yes


     PreserveJobHistory no

and then reboot or "sudo killall -HUP cupsd" in the Terminal window.

For less job history, look at the MaxJobs directive in the same
file (default is 500).

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Printing Software for UNIX             

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