uucleanup - uucp spool directory clean-up
/usr/lib/uucp/uucleanup [ -Ctime ] [ -Wtime ] [ -Xtime ] [ -mstring ]
[ -otime ] [ -ssystem ]
uucleanup scans the spool directories for old files and takes appropriate
action to remove them in a useful way:
Inform the requester of send/receive requests for systems that can
not be reached.
Return mail that 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.
In addition, there is provision to warn users of requests that have been
waiting for a given number of days (default 1). Note that uucleanup
processes as if all option times were specified to the default values
unless time is specifically set.
The following options are available:
-Ctime Any C. files greater or equal to time days old are removed with
appropriate information to the requester (default 7 days).
-Dtime Any D. files greater or equal to time days old are removed. An
attempt is made to deliver mail messages and execute rnews when
appropriate (default 7 days).
-Wtime Any C. files equal to time days old causes a mail message to be
sent to the requester warning about the delay in contacting the
remote. The message includes the JOBID, and in the case of
mail, the mail message. The administrator can include a
message line telling whom to call to check the problem (-m
option) (default 1 day).
-Xtime Any X. files greater or equal to time days old are removed.
The D. files are probably not present (if they were, the X.
could get executed). But if there are D. files, they are taken
care of by D. processing (default 2 days).
-mstring This line is included in the warning message generated by the
-otime Other files whose age is more than time days are deleted
(default 2 days). The default line is "See your local
administrator to locate the problem".
-ssystem 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. (If
uucleanup was compiled with -DSMALL, no debugging output is
This program is typically started by the shell uudemon.cleanup, which
should be started by cron(1M).
/usr/lib/uucp directory with commands used by uucleanup internally
/var/spool/uucp spool directory
cron(1M), uucp(1C), uux(1C).
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