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When I print some reports through a program written in Informix, half way through the process, I actually do a Cancel to cancel the print job at the unix prompt.

Later when I try to print again, I got "lpstat: can't open output queue file". Does it means that the files is missing?
Do I have to delete the current virtual printer and add a new one??

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by:n0thing
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Hi,

   No you don't have to remove the queue and reinstall it. Do
simply "lpq" to list current print job on queue and "lprm" to
remove that job. These commands are for Solaris and some other
Unix variants, yours may be different.

Regards,
Minh Lai
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by:ymlew
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I tried to do a "lpg" to list the print job on queue but there are no print job.

Yet the system keeps telling me that no queue file is found.



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henrys earned 200 total points
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This sequence usually works for me (Solaris 2.5):
Stop LP scheduler (lpshut)
Delete all queue files/directories (rm -r /var/spool/lp/tmp/* /var/spool/lp/requests/*)
Restart scheduler (lpsched)
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