Provided by: approx_2.03_i386 bug

NAME

       gc_approx - garbage-collect the cache of Debian archive files

SYNOPSIS

       gc_approx [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       -f, --fast
              Don’t perform MD5 checksum validation.

       -k, --keep
              Don’t remove files from the cache.

       -q, --quiet
              Don’t print file names.

EXAMPLES

              gc_approx --quiet

       removes all unneeded or corrupted files from the cache.  This is run as
       a weekly cron(8) job.

              gc_approx --keep

       lists the files that would be removed from the cache, without  actually
       doing so.

FILES

       /etc/approx/approx.conf
              Configuration file for approx and gc_approx.

       /var/cache/approx
              Cache directory for archive files.

SEE ALSO

       approx.conf(5), approx(8), cron(8)

AUTHOR

       Eric Cooper <ecc@cmu.edu>

                                 January 2005                     GC_APPROX(8)