Clearing a print queue
Posted on 2000-03-20
One of my users tried printing a binary file through one of our
line printers. Now the printer is munged up. It will print one line of what
looks like binary code and then shut itself off.
The server sending the print job is running Solaris. I deleted the files
from /var/spool/print hoping this would kill it. But the files have shrunk
to -1 bytes and the printer is still stuck.
Can anyone help me to get the jobs out of the gueue and
clear the printer?