Clean up script for tmp files
Jethro R Binks
jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Sat Feb 15 12:17:30 GMT 2014
My script was written for FreeBSD. If you're using a different operating system, you'll need to read the manual page for your 'find' command and modify it accordingly.
> On 15 Feb 2014, at 09:08, Remco Barendse <mailscanner at barendse.to> wrote:
> I slightly modified the script, if i remove "-maxdepth 1" from opts the
> script completes without errors and i included /tmp.
> However, the find command doesn't find the files. Even when i set days to
> 1, i still find files that are 3-4 days old.
> When i do :
> find /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/SpamAssassin-Temp/ -name 'tmp.*'
> it finds all the files, when i add "-mtime +1" it doesn't find anything
> Clues anyone? Could it be that mtime doesn't work on zero byte files?
>> On Wed, 12 Feb 2014, Jethro R Binks wrote:
>> I've run this nightly for years which may help:
>> ## MailScanner, SpamAssassin and so on tend to leave files around, so this
>> ## will clean up any more than $days old
>> ## v2.1
>> # Defined in MailScanner.conf, "Incoming Work Dir":
>> # Defined in MailScanner.conf, "SpamAssassin Temporary Dir":
>> # Defined in clamd.conf, "TemporaryDirectory":
>> opts="-mtime +$days -maxdepth 1"
>> find $SATMP -name '.spamassassin*' $opts | xargs rm -rf
>> find $SATMP -name 'update_spamassassin*' $opts | xargs rm -rf
>> find $MSWORK -name '[0-9]*' -type d $opts | xargs rm -rf
>> find $CLAMAVTMP -name 'packlist.*' -type f $opts | xargs rm -rf
>> find $CLAMAVTMP -name 'checkholddir.*' -type f $opts | xargs rm -rf
>> find $CLAMAVTMP -name 'clamav-*' $opts | xargs rm -rf
>>> On Wed, 12 Feb 2014, Remco Barendse wrote:
>>> I know the subject was discussed on the mailing list several times but i
>>> didn't find the ultimate solution.
>>> Does anyone have a super duper cleanup script for all the files in :
>>> for files like tmp.DPhoj31724
>>> for files like .spamassassin3805xUDKuUtmp
>>> They are seriously clogging up my filesystem and slowing down the system.
>>> I tried to script something based on the age of the file but it didn't
>>> work (maybe because most are zero byte files).
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>> Jethro R Binks, Network Manager,
>> Information Services Directorate, University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
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