You can change the priority of a job with the Web-based System Manager fast path or with the qpri or smit commands. You can only assign job priority on local queues. Higher values indicate a higher priority for the print job. The default priority is 15. The maximum priority is 20 for most users, and 30 for users with root user privilege and members of the printq group (group 0).
Note: You cannot assign priority to a remote print job.
To change the priority of a queued print job using the Web-based System Manager fast path, type:
In the Printer Queues container, select the print job, then use the menus to set the priority for that job in a local print queue.
The qpri command reassigns the priority of a print job that you submitted. If you have root user authority or belong to the printq group, you can assign priority to any job while it is in the print queue.
The basic format of the qpri command is:
qpri -# JobNumber -a PriorityLevelFor example, to change job number 123 to priority number 18 , type:
qpri -# 123 -a 18For example, to prioritize a local print job as it is submitted, type:
qprt -PQueueName -R PriorityLevel FileNameSee the qpri command in the AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference for the exact syntax.
To change the priority of a print job using SMIT, type: