filters the files (if needed) so they can print properly.
schedules the work of one or more printers.
starts programs that interface with the printer(s).
keeps track of the status of jobs.
alerts you to printer problems.
keeps track of mounting forms and filters.
issues error messages when problems arise.
When a user sends a file to a printer,
the print service assigns the request (or ``print job'')
a unique name, the ``request ID''.
The request ID consists of the name of the printer
on which the file is to be printed and a unique number identifying the file.
Use this request ID to find out the
status of the print job or to cancel the print job.
``Deleting print jobs''
``Viewing jobs in the print queue''.
The print service keeps track of all the print requests in the