uucleanup - UUCP spool directory clean-up
/usr/lib/uucp/uucleanup [ -Ctime ] [ -Dtime ] [ -mstring ] [ -otime ] [
-ssystem ] [ -Wtime ] [ -x debug_level ] [ -Xtime ]
This command is available with the uucp software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
uucleanup will scan the spool directories for old files and take appro-
priate action to remove them in a useful way:
o Inform the requestor of send/receive requests for systems
that cannot be reached.
o Return mail, which cannot be delivered, to the sender.
o Delete or execute rnews for rnews type files (depending on
where the news originated -- locally or remotely).
o Remove all other files.
In addition, there is provision to warn users of requests that have
been waiting for a given number of days (default 1 day). Note: uucle-
anup will process as if all option times were specified to the default
values unless time is specifically set.
This program is typically started by the shell uudemon.cleanup, which
should be started by cron(8).
-Ctime Remove any C. files that are at least time days old (default 7
days), and send appropriate information to the requestor.
-Dtime Remove any D. files that are at least time days old (default 7
days), and make an attempt to deliver mail messages and execute
rnews when appropriate.
Include this line in the warning message generated by the -W
option. The default line is `See your local administrator to
locate the problem'.
-otime Delete other files that are more than time days old (default 2
Execute for the spool directory for the remote system system
-Wtime Send a mail message to be sent to the requestor warning about
the delay in contacting the remote for any C. files that are
time days old (default 1 day). 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).
Produce debugging output on the standard output. debug_level is
a number between 0 and 9; higher numbers give more detailed
information. 5, 7, and 9 are good numbers to try; they give
increasing amounts of detail.
-Xtime Remove any X. files that are at least time days old (default 2
days). 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.
/usr/lib/uucp directory with commands used by uucleanup inter-
/var/spool/uucp spool directory
uucp(1C), uux(1C), cron(8)
26 May 1988 UUCLEANUP(8C)