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    Papercut - Delete jobs in print queue

    We have papercut setup but only to monitor printing activity. I was wondering if there is a way to delete jobs after say 30 mins without using the user/manager release feature.

    This would be handy in scenarios where users print a document say 10 mins to go at the end of a lesson but either the printer has run out of paper or there is an error with the printer. The only thing i can see regarding this is the user/manager print release which isn't what i'm after.

    I maybe looking in the wrong place but i don't think i've ever seen this feature and ive had it since version 8, now on version 14.

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    The only place I've seen is under Options - General - Hold/Release queues.. but this is only valid if you have the release station, as you say.

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    I thought that might be the case. I wonder if a script might be able to sort this issue out, trouble is, i don't have any scripting knowledge.

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    Me either! At that point though, the job has passed through Papercut and is now in the printers queue isn't it? Therefore, any scripting would be at the print queues, not Papercut?

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    Hmm i guess so yeah..

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    There is a hardware verification check aswell to see if the printer actually printed anything.

    Whether this helps in your case im not sure.

    Validating page counts using hardware checks

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    Hi,

    It's possible to delete future print jobs with a Papercut script on the print queue when a print job is already present in print queue and in error state.


    I could give you this script if you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent_NEWDOC View Post
    Hi,

    It's possible to delete future print jobs with a Papercut script on the print queue when a print job is already present in print queue and in error state.


    I could give you this script if you are interested.
    Please post the script

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    Here he is:

    If PaperCut Client is running on the computer, it's possible to notify users when jobs are deleted.

    In this case, we need to add this line after "actions.job.cancel();":
    actions.client.sendMessage("Your print job was deleted because the printer is in error state");

    --------------------------------------

    /*

    * Delete jobs on error without confirmation
    */
    function printJobHook(inputs, actions) {


    /*
    * If Print queue is in error:
    */
    if (inputs.printer.isStatusError) {

    /*
    * Delete the print Jobs
    */
    actions.job.cancel();
    }
    }

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