3

The lpq -a lists, among other things, the name of each file printed.

Rank    Owner    Job     File(s)                         Total Size
active  myuser   2       version.txt                     1024 bytes
1st     myuser   8       691227_1399095378.raw           3072 bytes

It appears that the jobs listed correspond to those shown by lpstat -Wnot-completed. But is there a way to get lpq (or any other CUPS program) to show the filenames of jobs that are completed?

  • lp man page: unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?lp -m -- Sends an email when the job is completed. Not sure, if it sends a filename. – user14039 Apr 27 '12 at 20:09
2
less /var/log/cups/page_log

shows me:

hp-oj-5510 243 stefan [24/Apr/2012:10:36:05 +0200] 1 1STATE: - localhost xy-file-46 - -
hp4p 244 stefan [24/Apr/2012:10:38:33 +0200] 1 1 - localhost Unbenannt1 - -
hp-oj-5510 243 stefan [24/Apr/2012:10:39:09 +0200] 2 1INFO: - localhost xy-file-46 - -
hp-oj-5510 246 stefan [24/Apr/2012:10:40:28 +0200] 1 1STATE: - localhost xy-file-46 - -
hp-oj-5510 246 stefan [24/Apr/2012:10:43:37 +0200] 2 1INFO: - localhost xy-file-46 - -
hp-oj-5510 247 stefan [24/Apr/2012:10:43:50 +0200] 1 1STATE: - localhost Unbenannt1 - -

The file on hp4p wasn't printed, and I don't know details of the file-format.

But the cups webinterface has a section jobs and therein completed jobs, (translated from german - the words may differ).

The link goes to localhost - maybe your server is running on a different machine. Unfortunately the filename is only given without path, but with locate, it might in many cases be possible, to reconstruct which file was printed.

0

So far as I know, if you open the file by firefox, and print it, you can see that the full path filename will be listed in the /var/log/cups/page_log. If you print the file by other app, or by cmd line, then only the file name itself is logged.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.