condor_preen - remove extraneous files from Condor directories
condor_preen [ -mail ] [ -remove ] [ -verbose ]
condor_preen examines the directories belonging to Condor, and removes
extraneous files and directories which may be left over from Condor
processes which terminated abnormally either due to internal errors or
a system crash. The directories checked are the LOG, EXECUTE, and
SPOOLdirectories as defined in the Condor configuration files.
condor_preen is intended to be run as user rootor user
condorperiodically as a backup method to ensure reasonable file system
cleanliness in the face of errors. This is done automatically by
default by the condor_master daemon. It may also be explicitly invoked
on an as needed basis.
When condor_preen cleans the SPOOLdirectory, it always leaves behind
the files specified in the configuration variable VALID_SPOOL_FILESas
given by the configuration. For the LOGdirectory, the only files
removed or reported are those listed within the configuration variable
INVALID_LOG_FILESlist. The reason for this difference is that, in
general, the files in the LOGdirectory ought to be left alone, with few
exceptions. An example of exceptions are core files. As there are new
log files introduced regularly, it is less effort to specify those that
ought to be removed than those that are not to be removed.
Send mail to the user defined in the PREEN_ADMINconfiguration
variable, instead of writing to the standard output.
Remove the offending files and directories rather than reporting on
List all files found in the Condor directories, even those which are
not considered extraneous.
condor_preen will exit with a status value of 0 (zero) upon success,
and it will exit with the value 1 (one) upon failure.
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Copyright (C) 1990-2009 Condor Team, Computer Sciences Department,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. All Rights Reserved.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
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