Linux cancel command

Updated: 05/04/2019 by Computer Hope
cancel command

On the System V operating system, the cancel command cancels print jobs.


cancel cancels existing print jobs. The -a option will remove all jobs from the specified destination.

When specifying printers, printer names are not case-sensitive.


cancel [ -E ] [ -U username ] [ -a ] [ -h hostname[:port] ]
       [ -u username ] [ id ] [ destination ] [ destination-id ]



Forces encryption when connecting to the server.

-U username

Specifies the username to use when connecting to the server.


Cancel all jobs on the named destination, or all jobs on all destinations if none is provided.

-h hostname[:port]

Chooses an alternate server.

-u username

Cancels jobs owned by username.



Cancels all pending print jobs.

lp — Print a file on the System V operating system.
lpq — List the status of available printers.
lpr — Submit print requests.
lprm — Remove requests from the print queue.
lpstat — List the status of the LP print services.