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lpstat(1)                      Apple Inc.                      lpstat(1)

NAME         top

       lpstat - print cups status information

SYNOPSIS         top

       lpstat [ -E ] [ -H ] [ -U username ] [ -h hostname[:port] ] [ -l
       ] [ -W which-jobs ] [ -a [ destination(s) ] ] [ -c [ class(es) ]
       ] [ -d ] [ -e ] [ -o [ destination(s) ] ] [ -p [ printer(s) ] ] [
       -r ] [ -R ] [ -s ] [ -t ] [ -u [ user(s) ] ] [ -v [ printer(s) ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       lpstat displays status information about the current classes,
       jobs, and printers.  When run with no arguments, lpstat will list
       active jobs queued by the current user.

OPTIONS         top

       The lpstat command supports the following options:

       -E   Forces encryption when connecting to the server.

       -H   Shows the server hostname and port.

       -R   Shows the ranking of print jobs.

       -U username
            Specifies an alternate username.

       -W which-jobs
            Specifies which jobs to show, "completed" or "not-completed"
            (the default).  This option must appear before the -o option
            and/or any printer names, otherwise the default ("not-
            completed") value will be used in the request to the

       -a [printer(s)]
            Shows the accepting state of printer queues.  If no printers
            are specified then all printers are listed.

       -c [class(es)]
            Shows the printer classes and the printers that belong to
            them.  If no classes are specified then all classes are

       -d   Shows the current default destination.

       -e   Shows all available destinations on the local network.

       -h server[:port]
            Specifies an alternate server.

       -l   Shows a long listing of printers, classes, or jobs.

       -o [destination(s)]
            Shows the jobs queued on the specified destinations.  If no
            destinations are specified all jobs are shown.

       -p [printer(s)]
            Shows the printers and whether they are enabled for
            printing.  If no printers are specified then all printers
            are listed.

       -r   Shows whether the CUPS server is running.

       -s   Shows a status summary, including the default destination, a
            list of classes and their member printers, and a list of
            printers and their associated devices.  This is equivalent
            to using the -d, -c, and -v options.

       -t   Shows all status information.  This is equivalent to using
            the -r, -d, -c, -v, -a, -p, and -o options.

       -u [user(s)]
            Shows a list of print jobs queued by the specified users.
            If no users are specified, lists the jobs queued by the
            current user.

       -v [printer(s)]
            Shows the printers and what device they are attached to.  If
            no printers are specified then all printers are listed.

CONFORMING TO         top

       Unlike the System V printing system, CUPS allows printer names to
       contain any printable character except SPACE, TAB, "/", and "#".
       Also, printer and class names are not case-sensitive.

       The -h, -e, -E, -U, and -W options are unique to CUPS.

       The Solaris -f, -P, and -S options are silently ignored.

SEE ALSO         top

       cancel(1), lp(1), lpq(1), lpr(1), lprm(1), CUPS Online Help

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2007-2019 by Apple Inc.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the CUPS (a standards-based, open source
       printing system) project.  Information about the project can be
       found at ⟨http://www.cups.org/⟩.  If you have a bug report for
       this manual page, see ⟨http://www.cups.org/⟩.  This page was
       obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨https://github.com/apple/cups⟩ on 2024-06-14.  (At that time,
       the date of the most recent commit that was found in the
       repository was 2023-10-27.)  If you discover any rendering
       problems in this HTML version of the page, or you believe there
       is a better or more up-to-date source for the page, or you have
       corrections or improvements to the information in this COLOPHON
       (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail to

26 April 2019                     CUPS                         lpstat(1)

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