Provided by: approx_2.03_i386
gc_approx - garbage-collect the cache of Debian archive files
gc_approx scans the cache created by approx(8) and finds files that are
corrupted or no longer needed. With no options specified, these files
are listed on standard output and removed from the cache.
A corrupted file is one whose size or MD5 checksum does not match the
value specified in the Packages file. An unneeded file is one that is
not referenced from any distribution’s Packages file.
gc_approx may take several minutes to finish.
Don’t perform MD5 checksum validation.
Don’t remove files from the cache.
Don’t print file names.
removes all unneeded or corrupted files from the cache. This is run as
a weekly cron(8) job.
lists the files that would be removed from the cache, without actually
Configuration file for approx and gc_approx.
Cache directory for archive files.
approx.conf(5), approx(8), cron(8)
Eric Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
January 2005 GC_APPROX(8)