I've uploaded a package called `tmpwatch', which is an improved and
bugfixed version of the `tmpwatch-1.2' that Red Hat shipped with
their last release. Here's the control file:
Maintainer: Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: 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'. `tmpwatch' will not remove symlinks, sockets, fifos, or special files
unless given a command line option enabling it to.
WARNING: Please do not run `tmpwatch' 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.
This is in answer to the comments in "/etc/cron.daily/standard". I
downloaded version 1.2 from Red Hat, discovered some bugs, fixed
them, and added some things. I believe RHS may be going to use my
version in their next release; I've forwarded it to Erik Troan.
Should this be moved into the main release? Will someone please look
it over and verify my work? It is still in `incoming' on master, and
also may be obtained at:
... the font-locked and htmlized code may be viewed in your web
 I hope they send me a check. I need to buy the `Stevens' Unix
programming books, and I'm too broke to afford them right now.
mailto:email@example.com (Karl M. Hegbloom)
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.3.1+hamm Linux 2.0.32 AMD K5 PR-133
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