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Commands Reference, Volume 5

uuq Command


Displays the BNU job queue and deletes specified jobs from the queue.


uuq-l -h ] [  -sSystemName ] [  -uUser ] [  -dJobNumber ] [  -rSpoolDir ] [  -bBaudRate ]

Only a user with root authority can use the -d flag.


The uuq command is used to list or delete job entries in the Basic Networking Utilities (BNU) job queue.

When listing jobs, the uuq command uses a format similar to that used by the ls command. In the default format, the uuq command lists only the job numbers of the jobs waiting in the queue, followed by a summary line for each system.

In summary format (uuq -h) only the summary lines are listed. Summary lines give:

In the long format (uuq -l), which can be quite slow, the information listed for each job is:

A user with root authority can use the -dJobNumber flag to delete jobs from the queue after running a uuq listing to discover the job numbers.


-bBaudRate Uses the baud rate given, instead of the default (1200 baud), to compute the transfer time.
-d JobNumber Deletes the job designated by the JobNumber variable from the BNU queue. Only someone with root authority can delete jobs from the queue.
-h Shows only the summary lines for each system.
-l Lists the output in the long format.
-sSystemName Lists only jobs for systems whose system names begin with the string specified in the SystemName variable.
-r SpoolDir Searches for files in the spooling directory designated by the SpoolDir variable, instead of in the default spooling directory.
-uUser Lists only jobs queued by users whose login names begin with the string specified in the User variable.


  1. To get a long listing of all jobs spooled for system hera, type:
    uuq  -l  -shera
  2. To get a summary listing for all systems, type:
    uuq  -h
  3. To delete a job for user nita from the queue, first use the uuq command to find the number of the job you want to delete, as follows:
    uuq  -l  -unita
    This produces a list of jobs spooled for user nita. Find the job you wish to remove. If its job number is 13451, for example, the following command will delete the job:
    uuq  -d13451
    You must have root authority or be logged in as uucp to delete jobs from the queue.


/usr/bin/uuq Contains the uuq command.
/var/spool/uucp/SystemName Contains spool files for the remote system designated by SystemName.
/var/spool/uucp/SystemName/C.* Contain instructions for file transfers.
/var/spool/uucp/SystemName/D.* Contain information about data files to be transferred.
/var/spool/uucp/SystemName/X.* Contain instructions for executing remote commands.

Related Information

The uucp command, uux command, uulog command, uusnap command.

Understanding the BNU Daemons, Using BNU Maintenance Commands in AIX 5L Version 5.2 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.

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