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       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.

Exit Status

       condor_preen  will  exit  with a status value of 0 (zero) upon success,
       and it will exit with the value 1 (one) upon failure.


       Condor Team, University of Wisconsin-Madison


       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.

       See      the      Condor      Version       7.2.4       Manual       or   additional  notices.  condor-

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