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       gdbmrecent-purge - purge old entries in gdbmrecent databases


           gdbmrecent-purge [options] AGE


       gdbmrecent is an add-on module for the JED editor that records the
       cursor positions of visited files, as well as some buffer local
       variables, and remember them later.  gdbmrecent-purge allows the
       maintainance of gdbmrecent databases, e.g. through cron tables.
       Database entries older than ‘AGE’ are purged.

       ‘AGE’ is age-since-last-view in seconds unless appended with ‘Y’
       (years), ‘O’ (months), ‘W’ (weeks), ‘D’ (days), ‘H’ (hours) or ‘M’
       (minutes), e.g., "2w" (2 weeks) or "19d" (19 days).  The letters are
       case-insensitive. If ‘AGE’ is zero the database will be cleared!  To
       purge only non-existant files set ‘AGE’=10000000000 or some other large


       ‘-q --quiet’
           Suppress normal output

       ‘-dFILE --database=FILE’
           Use ‘FILE’ instead of the default ‘~/.jed/recent_db’ as the
           gdbmrecent databse.  If ‘FILE’ does not exist, it will be created
           and contains an empty GDBM database.


       Sample crontab entries for database maintenance:

              # Keep four weeks' worth of data
              02 00  *  *  *  /usr/bin/gdbmrecent-purge 4w

              # Keep four weeks' worth of data and shut your mouth
              02 00  *  *  *  /usr/bin/gdbmrecent-purge 4w -q

              # Purge only non-existant files
              02 00  *  *  *  /usr/bin/gdbmrecent-purge 0x7fffffff

              # Reset database every Monday
              02 00  *  *  1  /usr/bin/gdbmrecent-purge 0

              # Don't do anything
              02 00  *  *  *  /usr/bin/gdbmrecent-purge -1


       "jed (1)", "crontab (5)"


       This script was inspired on the jedstate command, which is now obsolete
       in Debian.  Parts of this man page are copied verbatim from the man
       page of jedstate.


       Rafael Laboissiere