How to monitor/restart DOWN print queues on AIX 4.3.3?

Before I start writing a script, does anyone know an easy way to monitor print queues in AIX 4.3.3 and restart DOWN print queues?

We have several remotes queues that seem to end up "DOWN" often, usually if there is network trouble.


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lpstat is command for getiing the statistics on queue.
lpr -q
try "smitty spooler"
You can do everything about the print queue.
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combina all suggestions:
run smitty spooler, find where it starts queues,
use F8 or Esc,8 to examine actual command to start queue
and insert this command for each and every remote printer in crontab for root every minute/five/hour at weekdays/workdays.
AIX has very bad habit of bringing out-of-paper printers DOWN for good
To sum it up:

This command will show you all the queues:


su (you need root privileges)

add a line for each queue to root's crontab to jumpstart your queues every minute:

* * * * * /usr/bin/enable <queue name>

* * * * * '"/usr/bin/lsallq | /usr/bin/xargs -n 1 /usr/bin/enable'"
Another way to enable only the DOWN queue's:

enq -WAs | grep DOWN | cut -d' ' -f1 | xargs enable
... which will obviously only work in an English environment :-)

Okay: enq -WAs | grep $(dspmsg -s 2 qstat 33) | cut -d' ' -f1 | xargs enable

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