Cleaning up old files

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Dec 2 09:03:13 EST 2005

Doctorcam <cam at> writes:

> * Andrew Sackville-West (andrew at wrote the following:
>> I've noticed the same thing with 1.8.11. I had files back to about april 
>> or so and finally manually deleted them. IIRC gnc is supposed to 
>> automatically delete them after a certain point, but it doesn't seem to 
>> be working. You can change the number of days to keep log files in 
>> preferences->general, but as I siad, it doesn't seem to be working. You 
>> can safely delete the old .log and .xac files every once in a while, and 
>> if it really bothers you just put up a cron job to do it.
> Same thing here - earliest file is April 19, which may date from a
> Debian package upgrade.

Interesting.  For me, it looks like it's properly deleting .xac
files but NOT .log files...

I'll take a look.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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