pdpause command: pauses jobs, actual destinations, servers, or queues


pdpause [-H host:port] [-c destination] [-m "MessageText"] [-n]
[-x "attribute=value …"] [-X AttributesFileName]
[-w {now | after-current-copy | after-current-job}]
[ServerName:]DestinationName …

pdpause -j [-m "MessageText"]
[-x "attribute=value …"] [-X AttributesFileName]
[-w {now | after-current-copy}] [ServerName:]DestinationName …

pdpause -c job [-m "MessageText"] [-x "attribute=value …"]
[-X AttributesFileName] [-w {now | after-current-copy}]
{LocalJobID … | GlobalJobID …}

pdpause -c queue [-m "MessageText"] [-x "attribute=value …"]
[-X AttributesFileName] [ServerName:]QueueName …

pdpause -c server [-m "MessageText"] [-n]
[-x "attribute=value …"] [-X AttributesFileName]
[-w {now | after-current-copy | after-current-job}]
ServerName … 

pdpause -h


Use the pdpause administrative command to pause an object that holds jobs or to pause a job.

You can pause these objects:

  • Jobs that are
    • pending
    • held
    • ripping
    • imposing
    • processing
    • printing
  • Actual destinations
  • Queues
  • Servers (pauses all of the queues and actual destinations contained in a server)

To resume a paused object, use the pdresume command.

  1. Use the pdpause and pdresume commands to prevent or allow output from the object.
  2. Use the pddisable and pdenable commands to prevent or allow input to the object.
  3. You cannot pause PSF upload-TCP/IP-attached physical printers.
  4. You cannot pause jobs on a PSF-other or a PSF-command actual destination.
  5. You cannot pause an AnyPlace queue.


You can use these flags with the pdpause command:

-H host:port

Identifies the host and port of the InfoPrint Manager server used for communication. When not specified, the command follows the Configuration logic to define the host and socket.

-c {destination | queue | job | server} DEFAULT=destination
Specifies the object class you want to pause. In the valid classes, destination is an actual destination.

Using this flag is equivalent to specifying the command attribute operation-class.

This flag is only valid when you use it with object-class destination. Use this flag to pause the currently printing job on the specified actual destination. The actual destination must be a physical printer, not an email destination.
-m "MessageText"
Specifies the message you want to associate with the specified destination, queue, job, or server that you are pausing. You can use this message to indicate the reason that you are pausing the object or to provide any other comments.

When pausing a server, InfoPrint propagates the message to the message attribute of the actual destinations and queues residing in the server.

If the command operates on a destination or a queue, you can list this message by specifying requested-attributes=message with the pdls command.

When the command operates on a job, the specified text becomes the value of the job-message-from-administrator attribute. You can list this message by specifying requested-attributes=job-message-from-administrator with the pdls command.

If you do not specify the -m flag, the message already stored with the destination, queue, job, or server remains unchanged.

Using this flag is equivalent to specifying the command attribute