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Printing: The way to find out if your stuff is printing

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If you would like check on the status of your print job:

  1. Type lpq and then a space at the prompt---but do not press Enter yet. For example,
        <>$lpq
  2. Type -P, followed by the name of the printer you chose. For example,
        <>$lpq -Pspeare5
    Notice the name of the printer is always in lowercase letters.

This will generate on your computer screen a list of the files that the printer is printing or preparing to print. If you don't see the name of your file on this list:

  1. Check the printer you chose for your printouts.
  2. Check Printing: The place printouts are kept for your printouts.
  3. Check with a user consultant (UC).

See also: Printing
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Colombe Leland, mimi@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1997/05/07 22:13:33 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/printing/queue.html
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