cancel [ -h hostname[:port] ] [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -a ] [ -u username ] [ -x ] [ id ] [ destination ] [ destination-id ]
The cancel command cancels print jobs. If no destination or id is specified, the currently printing job on the default destination is canceled.
The following options are recognized by cancel:
Cancel all jobs on the named destination, or all jobs on all destinations if none is provided.
Forces encryption when connecting to the server.
- -h hostname[:port]
Specifies an alternate server. Note: This option must occur before all others.
- -U username
Specifies the username to use when connecting to the server.
- -u username
Cancels jobs owned by username.
Deletes job data files in addition to canceling.
Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to contain any printable character except SPACE, TAB, "/", or "#". Also, printer and class names are not case-sensitive.
Cancel the current print job:
Cancel job "myprinter-42":
Cancel all jobs:
Administrators wishing to prevent unauthorized cancellation of jobs via the -u option should require authentication for Cancel-Jobs operations in cupsd.conf(5).
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