Mac OS X: Removing information about completed print jobs

In Mac OS X v10.5 and later, you can view and remove (clear) information about completed print jobs.

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In Mac OS X v10.5 and later, you can view and remove (clear) information about completed print jobs.

If you would like to clear the list of completed print jobs for any print queues (which will also clear any pending or active print jobs): Delete the printer, then add it again.

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Preventing future print jobs from appearing in the completed jobs list (advanced)

If you would like to prevent all future print jobs from being included in the list of completed jobs, open Terminal and execute this command:

cupsctl PreserveJobHistory=No

 

You can later restore the default behavior of retaining a list of completed print jobs by resetting the printing system, or by opening Terminal and entering the command:

 

cupsctl PreserveJobHistory=Yes


This document will be updated as more information becomes available.

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