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I want to stop CUPS service on my 12.04 ubuntu:

sudo service cups stop

it's stopped. I check it's status by :

chkconfig

it's off

but /var/log/cups size is still increasing by a large amount each minute. I am running out of disk space, what can I do to stop this?

ls -lhS /var/log/cups/ | head 

total 1.5G
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 1.5G Jan 7 12:50 error_log
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 8.1M Jan 7 11:14 error_log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 587 Dec 30 07:37 access_log.1.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 259 Dec 29 07:59 aacess_log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 258 Dec 28 07:41 aacess_log.3.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 255 Dec 27 07:23 aacess_log.4.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 252 Dec 26 07:04 aacess_log.5.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 245 Dec 29 14:34 error_log.2.gz
-rw-r----- 1 root adm 230 Dec 25 07:44 aacess_log.6.gz
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What do you mean by alive and growing fast? –  qbi Jan 7 '13 at 8:42
    
it's size is growing so fast. it fills about 1GB through 1 min!! –  Oxi Jan 7 '13 at 8:46
    
Actually I'm not sure what you mean. Can you describe, what you are doing and what exactly (file name or program) grows in size? Thanks. –  qbi Jan 7 '13 at 8:55
    
Updated my post –  Oxi Jan 7 '13 at 9:03
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hmm, can you also post the output of tail /var/log/cups/error_log? –  Gerhard Burger Jan 7 '13 at 11:14
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