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Cleans up files in directories based on their age. This package provides a program that can be used to clean out temporary-file directories. It recursively searches the directory, refusing to chdir() across symlinks, and removes files that haven't been accessed in a user-specified amount of time. You can specify a set of files to protect from deletion with a shell pattern. It will not remove files owned by the process EUID that have the 'w' bit clear, unless you ask it to, much like rm -f. tmpreaper will not remove symlinks, sockets, fifos, or special files unless given a command line option enabling it to.


  • Please do not run tmpreaper on /. There are no protections against this written into the program, as that would prevent it from functioning the way you'd expect it to in a chroot(8) environment. The daily tmpreaper run can be configured through /etc/tmpreaper.conf.


Version: 1.6.13-1



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