UUCP spool directory clean-up
/usr/lib/uucp/uuclean [ -Ctime ]
[ -Dtime ] [ -Wtime ]
[ -Xtime ]
[ -mstring ] [ -otime ]
[ -ssystem ]
[ -xdebug_level ]
uuclean will scan the spool directories for old files and take
appropriate action as described below:
In addition, there is provision to warn users of requests that
have been waiting for a given number of days (default 1).
uuclean will process as if all option times
were specified to the default values unless time is specifically set.
Inform the requestor of send/receive requests for
systems that cannot be reached.
Return mail, which cannot be delivered, to the sender.
Delete or execute rnews for rnews-type files
(depending on where the news originated, locally or remotely).
Remove all other files.
The following options are available.
This program is typically started by the shell uudemon.clean,
which should be started by
uuclean can only be executed by the super user or uucp.
Any C. files greater than or equal to time days old will be
removed with appropriate information to the requestor. (default 7 days)
Any D. files greater than or equal to time days old will be
removed. An attempt will be made to deliver mail messages and
execute rnews when appropriate. (default 7 days)
Any C. files equal to time days old will
cause a mail message to be sent to the requestor warning about
the delay in contacting the remote system. The message includes the
JOBID, and in the case of mail, the mail message.
The administrator may include a message line telling whom to
call to check the problem (-m option). (default 1 day)
Any X. files greater than or equal to time days old will be
The D. files are probably not present (if they were, the
X. could get executed). But if there are D. files,
they will be taken care of by D. processing. (default 2 days)
This line will be included in the warning message generated by the
The default line is ``See your local administrator to locate the problem.''
Other files whose age is more than time days will be deleted.
(default 2 days)
Execute for system spool directory only.
The -x debug level is a single digit between 0 and 9;
higher numbers give more detailed debugging information.
directory with commands used by uuclean internally
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