Initial. This is the state during job submission. Jobs
in the initial state do not have any status displayed for
Held. Once a job is submitted, it can either be
printed or held. The ah printcap option specifies that all jobs
are automatically held on submission. The lpc release and lpc
redo command will cause these jobs to be printed and
the lprm command can remove
Active. The job is being processed for printing or
transfer to another queue.
Pending. Jobs which can be printed but are not active.
This can be due to the printer being busy or the job class not being printed.
Error. Jobs which have encountered an error during
printing. The lpc release and
lpc redo command will cause
these jobs to be printed and the lprm command can remove these jobs.
Done. Jobs which have completed printing, but which
are not yet removed from the print queue. See the save_when_done flag for more
information. The lprm command
can remove these jobs.
Normally the job sequences is initial, pending, active,
and done. However, a job may be put in the error state by
problems processing the job or by actions of the lpc command.