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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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lpana — display LP spooler performance analysis information


lpana [-d dest]


lpana displays LP spooler performance information, which system administrators can use to optimize the configuration of the entire spooler system.


lpana recognizes one option:

-d dest

Choose dest as the printer or the class of printers. If dest is a printer, the performance analysis information is displayed for that specific printer. If dest is a class of printers, the performance analysis information is displayed for the printers that are members of the class. By default, lpana displays the performance analysis information for all printers and/or classes.

lpana examines /var/adm/lp/lpana.log for the following items:

Wait AV

Average waiting time from when job is spooled until start of printing.

Wait SD

Standard Deviation for waiting time.

Print AV

Average printing time from start to end of job.

Print SD

Standard Deviation for printing time.

Bytes AV

Average of number of bytes printed per request.

Bytes SD

Standard Deviation for number of bytes.

Sum KB

Sum of bytes printed for all requests (in kilobytes).

Num of Requests

Total number of requests since logging started.


Environment Variables

LANG determines the language in which messages are displayed.

Setting LP_WRAP_DEST causes the destination names exceeding 14 characters to be wrapped to multiple lines. This will ensure proper indentation of all the other displayed fields.


lpana performs its operation on the local system only.


lpana was developed by HP.



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