If you have a Unix queue name that is long, your job id's may be cut off in the list. So you will be trying to troubleshoot/cancel jobs with "not-found" messages.
lpstat output. Note all job id’s cut off…
printer company_check_M402n now printing company_check_M402n-19101. enabled since Wed Dec 28 05:54:55 2016. available. [..] company_check_M402n-191 ebsuser_a 1165 Dec 27 15:36
Correct job id’s shown with a short script. Script below is self explanatory:
~/scripts# python check_spool.py Listing LP spool job id's company_check_M402n-19104 # cat check_spool.py from os import listdir,path from os.path import isfile, join print "Listing LP spool job id's" spoolpath='/var/spool/lp/requests/localhost/' onlyfiles = [f for f in listdir(spoolpath) if isfile(join(spoolpath, f))] for f in onlyfiles: fname = path.abspath(spoolpath + f) with open(fname) as spoolfile: lines = spoolfile.readlines() print lines.strip()