[OS X TeX] OT: Location of print spool files

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Jun 11 00:17:58 CEST 2006

Am 10.06.2006 um 23:41 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> does anybody know where print spool files reside on OS X

This question is easy to answer: (/private)/var/spool/cups and (/ 
private)/var/spool/cups/tmp. Adobe Reader: I don't know exactly. You  
could use lsof (ls i.e. list open files) on the command line like  
'lsof | grep -i adobe' -- it can take a minute!

You do not need to log-in as root -- have you forgotten sudo? And  
there is something easier: Print Center. Doesn't it show unfinished  
jobs? On the command line you, as the responsible for wasting so much  
disk space, can invoke lpq (line printer queue) to show what is  
queued in the default printer's queue. The list has numbers, print  
jobs, in the first column. lprm <this job number(s)> removes them.

If this civilised action fails, you can open http://localhost:631/  
and see what you can arrange. If this fails, there is still Bruce  
Forte's method of removing files from the above mentioned locations!  
Doing this you should first halt the printer's queue in Print Center  
and afterwards enable it again.



When in doubt, use brute force.
                             -- Ken Thompson

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