UUCLEANUP(8) Maintenance Procedures UUCLEANUP(8)


uucleanup - uucp spool directory clean-up


/usr/lib/uucp/uucleanup [-Ctime] [-Dtime] [-mstring]
[-otime] [-ssystem] [-Wtime] [-xdebug-level] [-Xtime]


uucleanup will scan the spool directories for old files and take
appropriate action to remove them in a useful way:

o Inform the requester of send/receive requests for systems that
can not be reached.

o Return undeliverable mail to the sender.

o Deliver rnews files addressed to the local system.

o Remove all other files.

In addition, there is a provision to warn users of requests that have
been waiting for a given number of days (default 1 day). Note: uucleanup
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).


Remove any C. files greater or equal to time days old
and send appropriate information to the requester
(default 7 days).

Remove any D. files greater or equal to time days old,
make an attempt to deliver mail messages, and execute
rnews when appropriate (default 7 days).

Include string in the warning message generated by the
-W option. The default line is "See your local
administrator to locate the problem".

Delete other files whose age is more than time days
(default 2 days).

Execute for system spool directory only.

Any C. files equal to time days old will cause 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 may include a message line telling whom to
call to check the problem (-m option) (default 1 day).

Produce debugging output on standard output. debug-level
is a single digit between 0 and 9; higher numbers give
more detailed debugging information. (This option may
not be available on all systems.)

Any X. files greater or equal to time days old will be
removed. 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
(default 2 days).


directory with commands used by uucleanup internally

spool directory


uucp(1C), uux(1C), attributes(7), cron(8)

May 19, 1993 UUCLEANUP(8)