Removing CUPS Print Jobs in RHEL

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  • Unable to clear the CUPS print spool queue
  • Having problems clearing the document queue, showing 300 jobs stuck in the "Sending" status for days
  • Unable to cancel the stuck jobs in the print queue
  • Does restarting the cups daemon clear the print queue?
  • How to make a cron job which should delete the print jobs older than 5 days?
  • How to remove pending jobs from queue?
  • How do I clear existing jobs from the print queue(s),


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), all versions

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