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clear print queue in windows

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 26, 2013 at 22:44 UTC ( #1020776=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi All,

I was able to figure out how to find the print jobs that belongs to a print server. Would someone explain me how to clear/purge the print queue once I printed a document?

#!/usr/bin/perl use Win32::Printer::Enum; use Win32::Printer::Enum qw ( Jobs ); my $printer = 'Xerox-Phaser-8560'; my @printers = Printers(); # to get printernames foreach my $p (@printers) { if ($p->{PrinterName} eq $printer) { my @jobs = Jobs($p->{PrinterName}, 0, 1); # how I can clear the jobs here or is any other # effective method to clear the print queue for # a print server? } }

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Re: clear print queue in windows
by vinoth.ree (Monsignor) on Feb 27, 2013 at 04:44 UTC

      Did you check that node?

      It doesn't answer the question, and the OP is trying to use Win32::Printer::Enum like that node suggests

        Yes I checked that thread but that didn't answer the question of clearing print queues. I used Win32::Printer::Enum as it suggested in that thread.
        I'm new to use Perl in windows and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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[ambrus]: Corion: exactly. by pre-forking you avoid that, because you spawn processes from a smaller process that never uses threads and is kept only to spawn things
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