Indicates if InfoPrint Manager waits for the job to print completely before reporting the job as completed or reports the job as completed as soon as all the data has been sent to the printer.

GUI label

Report job completed when printed


AlX, CUPS, PSF Other-Driver on AIX, PSF Other-Driver on Linux


Resettable, single-valued

Allowed Values

You can enter one of these fixed values:

Fixed Value Input Synonym
true yes
false no
Note: If your physical printer has a time-out setting, make sure it is disabled when you specify True or Yes for wait-for-job-completion.

Default Value

true when the printer and backend support PJL USTATUS; or false when the printer or the backend do not support PJL USTATUS.

Usage Guidelines

  • This attribute can be used to activate or deactivate reporting of job completion.
  • There is a performance trade-off when you use this attribute: if you choose true, your printer performance might be reduced slightly; and when you choose false , the job completion messages might be premature or inaccurate.
  • This attribute can be used to activate or deactivate reporting of job completion.
    Note: There is a backend program called pioinfo for use with printers that can be used in place of the piojetd backend program. For example, destination-command=/usr/lpd/pio/etc/pioinfo ip_address, where ip_address is the ip address of the printer.
  • The pioinfo backend obtains status from the printer through the PJL commands.
  • If your physical printer does not support nested PJL JOB commands, use the pioinfo backend and add these flags to the printer command: '-w' on AIX and 'enable-ustat-count' on Linux.

    Using hostname (recommended):

    • On AIX: printer-command=/usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/pioinfo example.domain.com -w

    • On Linux: printer-command=pioinfo://example.domain.com enable-ustat-count

    Using IPv4:

    • On AIX: printer-command=/usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/pioinfo -w

    • On Linux: printer-command=pioinfo:// enable-ustat-count

    Usng IPv6:

    • On AIX: printer-command=/usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/pioinfo 2001:0ce8:58a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0370:3734 -w or printer-command=/usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/pioinfo 2001:0ce8:58a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0370:3734 9100 -w

    • On Linux: printer-command=pioinfo://[2001:0ce8:58a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0370:3734] enable-ustat-count or printer-command=pioinfo://[2001:0ce8:58a3:0000:0000:6a2e:0370:3734]:9100 enable-ustat-count

  • For more information about using wait-for-job-completion, see “Accurate job completion in the AIX DSS” in the InfoPrint Manager for AIX: Getting Started.
  • For CUPS and PSF Other-Driver on Linux, the pioinfo backend and the piorpdm backend for Ricoh printers provide job completion status and job accounting information. For example destination-command=pioinfo://ip_address or destination-command=piorpdm://ip_address where ip_address is the ip address of the printer.