How to Clear Up /var/spool/cups after Print Job Completes
(Doc ID 2211192.1)
Last updated on MAY 21, 2020
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
There are 800,000 files in /var/spool/cups left after printing. cups is not cleaning up the "c" file after the job completes and over time, on a busy system, all these files lead to a shortage of inodes in the root file system.
Some begins with "d" example d00010 and others begin with "c" c00016 .
We will explain How can we configure cups to remove the job files (d*) and the job history (c*) files from /var/spool/cups/ after successful jobs have been sent to printer queues.
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In this Document
|1. Configure cups to remove the job files beginning with "c"|
|2. Configure cups to remove the job files beginning with "d"|
|3. Controlling the number of files stored in /var/spool/cups|