deleting all printing jobs in the queue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by YS2003, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. YS2003 macrumors 68020

    YS2003

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    There are many print jobs hidden from the printing queue. OS X does not show me all the waiting jobs as it just shows each one drip by drip which causes the printer to print the unwanted print jobs. Can you tell me where is the queue stored in the file system? I need to get to the source to purge any remnants of waiting jobs.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I tried this once, I found the terminal command online. It was risky because using a terminal command that you're not familiar with can be stupid. However, you can google this command and probably verify it's validity.

    Code:
    Launch Terminal
    Type cancel -a -
     
  3. YS2003 thread starter macrumors 68020

    YS2003

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    I was able to delete the jobs. I had to go to the administrator account to pull out the printing queues (my limited user account does not let me see all the queues before the printer starts printing!). Cmd + A and delete to those unwanted print jobs which waste my ink and paper.
     

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