cancel remote jobs

Michael Sweet mike at
Sat Sep 24 06:58:49 PDT 2005

Pierre Ossman wrote:
> I'm having a bit of a usability problem that I can't find a solution to.
> Cancelling jobs only cancels the local spool, not the one connected to
> the printer.
> I'm sitting at Workstation A, printing a document. That document gets
> spooled in the local cups daemon. The job is then sent on to Server B
> and put into the spool of the cups daemon running there.
> At this point I decide to cancel my job. Using 'cancel' or 'lprm' on the
> job will then only remove the job from the spool on my local
> workstation. The job will still print since it is spooled on the server.
> In order to really cancel the job I have to figure out which server has
> the printer and send the cancel directly to it.
> What I'd like to see is that a local cancel will be passed on to the
> next server until it reaches the one where the printer is actually
> connected. Is this possible with the current version of cups?

No, it's actually something that we're adding to 1.2...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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