CLPQ software is a little printer queue program that runs in a Console, and monitors the printerqueue. It can also remove jobs from the queue by selecting them with the cursor keys and also it's possible to set an alarm on a job. It's still in development and currently in alpha stage.
Here are some key features of "CLPQ":
· Multiuser (only root has root-rights)
· Adjustable refresh-rate [1..255]
· Removal of jobs from the queue
· Set an Alarm on a print job
This version of the program is for a single printer. But several users can use the program at the same time. I hope a have the single printer-problem fixed soon.
To run the program type after installation './clpq' from the program directory or wherever you placed the program.
There a couple of command keys which you can use under CLPQ. You can use the Up/Down arrows to scroll the selectionline through the jobs, and:
'a' or 'A' : To set the alarm on the job the selection-line highlights.
'u' or 'U' : To unset the alarm on the job the selection-line highlights.
'r' or 'R' : To remove the job the selection-line highlights.
'q' or 'Q' : To end CLPQ.
'h' or 'H' : To display the helpscreen.
The command-keys are without the single quotes. You should run CLPQ in a window of at least 12x60 big.
· A c++ compatible compiler like GNU's g++.
· The ncurses libraries.
Edit the 'conf' file if needed (see above);
type : 'make'
==> clpq will be made,
conf file will be copied to your Home-dir, and
clpq will be stripped.
For non-root users the conf file should be copied to their Home-dir as ".clpqconf" (without the quotes).