[ic] Purging session/ and tmp/ - expireall, or rm?
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Fri Nov 21 11:37:47 EST 2003
> Quoting ICdev (interchange.mail at virgin.net):
> > Hey,
> > I'm not quite clear on which method I should use in crontab to
> clear the
> > contents of the 'session' and 'tmp' directories.
> > In the icadvanced document, it says that if you're using DBM
> sessions, you
> > should use expireall. I am using standard session files, but
> having searched
> > the archives, people seem to be using expireall or plain old rm
> > or even both, one after the other!
> > So, which of the following should I use?:
> > 20 4 * * * su -c "/usr/lib/interchange/bin/expireall -r" interch
> > or
> > 20 4 * * * find /var/lib/interchange/store_name/session -type f
> -mtime +2 |
> > xargs rm -fv
> > 20 4 * * * find /var/lib/interchange/store_name/tmp -type f
> -mtime +2 | xargs
> > rm -fv
> > , or doesn't it matter? Shouldn't the parent directories of the
> session files
> > be deleted too?
> > I tried expireall manually - it took its time executing, but
> didn't seem to
> > have any affect on the stuff in session and tmp; I'm guessing
> that's because
> > it's less than a day old.
> > *Finally*, what if someone is placing an order just as their
> session files are
> > deleted with rm?
> I use a very simple little script I call clean_session_tmp to do it:
> for DIR in $*
> for i in session tmp
> if test -d $DIR/$i
> find $DIR/$i -type f -mmin +480 | xargs
> --no-run-if-empty rm
> find $DIR/$i -type d -empty -depth -mindepth 1 |
> xargs --no-run-if-empty rmdir
> echo "$0: $DIR/$i doesn't exist."
> The 480 is 8 hours. You can change the number to what you want.
> It is called in cron:
> 22 4 * * * /usr/local/interchange/bin/clean_session_tmp /home/*/catalogs/*
I set this up and when running the following command:
I get the following error:
Missing $ on loop variable at /the/path/ic/bin/clean_session_tmp line 3.
Examining the file with vi, it looks identical to Mike's. What did I screw
up? Also, what is the proper chmod for this file?
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