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Re: OT: Need Printer Reset Command

Op Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:37:20 -0500 Thomas H. George wrote:
> Occasionally something in a .ps document fails to translate (gs?)
> into a printable document and my printers then spit out hundreds of
> pages each containing one line of jibberish.
> It does no good to clear the print queue,

To terminate all processes still using the printer device even after
deleting the job from the queue, use this command:

fuser -k /dev/lp0   for a printer on the first parallel port, or
fuser -k /dev/usb/lp0   for the first USB printer.

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