I thought this cleared all printing jobs?

cancel -a -x

I also used CUPS to cancel all print jobs, yet the printer wants to print.

The printer has no paper, so I don't waste a page of paper.

The printer is a Canon TS9100.

What's up?

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    The printer itself may have a print queue which needs to be canceled. – ubfan1 Jul 3 '19 at 19:28

Sometimes the data has already been sent to the printer. If this is the case, you need to cancel the print job at the printer itself.

According to the TS9100 manual, you can press the "stop button" on the printer to cancel printing a queued print job.

  • Thanks mchid. Have a good evening. – fixit7 Jul 10 '19 at 5:28

Try this to cancel all print jobs.

lprm -

if you happen to need to specify destination for the lprm - command you can get the address of your printer from lpoptions or better yet lpq -a as that will show you all queued jobs from all printers.

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