Hi developpers,

I'm busy with a more extended version of lpq,
one with a menu in which you can delete/mark/set alarm/prioritize jobs. I've wrote a very early version which crudely looked at the spooling directory.

Now, I've reconsidered and found two options:

1. Parse the output of lpq and use it as input => disadvantage: not every version of lpq has the same format.

2. Edit the version of lpq you deliver and extend the wished functionality.

Now here is my question: is the current version of lpq compatible with previous ones? If not: is there a way I can get an overview of the several output formats of lpq in the last couple of years?

I hope someone can help me figure this one out.

Thanx in advance,


Daniel Palomo van Es.