Cleaning up old files

Andrew Sackville-West andrew at
Fri Dec 2 13:24:30 EST 2005

Derek Atkins wrote:
> 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.

my earliset ones are from around that date as well.
> Interesting.  For me, it looks like it's properly deleting .xac
> files but NOT .log files...

I'm still running 1.8.11 and I upgradeed to it from 1.8.10 about that 
time so... I think its a 1.8.11 issue. but that's a really long time for 
me to remember anything ;)

> I'll take a look.
> -derek

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