Cleaning up old files

JUNIPER snijuniper at
Fri Dec 2 12:01:44 EST 2005

I have "preferences" set to delete old files after one day, and I also 
tried zero, but it doesn't seem to work at all. I guess this would 
qualify as a 'bug.'


Andrew Sackville-West wrote:

> JUNIPER wrote:
>> GnuCash 1.8.11 Red Hat 3
>> I use "allfinance" as my basic working file and keep it in a GnuCash 
>> directory (as well as occasionally to a flash card). .xac & .log 
>> files keep accumulating. Shouldn't they be automatically deleted or 
>> replaced after a certain amount of time? There are now 152 files 
>> there. Is the only option for me to periodically manually delete all 
>> of the .xac and .log files, hoping I don't accidently delete 
>> "allfinance" as well!  Is it possible to not make those files at all? 
>> (I back up with sufficient frequency that I don't feel I need them)
> 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.
> A
>> Steve J
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