Provided by: dirvish_1.2.1-1.1_all
dirvish-expire - delete expired dirvish images
Delete dirvish image trees or whole images that have expired.
Each image summary file is checked for the Expire: field. If that
field indicates the image has expired dirvish-expire will delete that
image from the vault.
By default all subdirectories of all banks will be treated as vaults
and all directories therein except the one named dirvish will be
checked for summary files.
The removal of an image will have no effect on other images.
Dirvish-expire will not delete an image unless it finds at least one
image in that branch that has an intact image tree and Status: success
in the summary that is not expired.
Each option on the command line may be specified any number of times.
Those options that support lists in the config files will accumulate
all of their arguments otherwise each specification will override the
Each option may be unambiguously abbreviated.
Execute as though time_expression were the current time.
Time_expression is processed by Time::Parsedate(3pm) so relative
time and date strings are permitted. See Time::Parsedate(3pm)
for more details.
--tree Only delete the image tree, leave in place the rest of the image
directory with summary, log and any other image administrative
Restrict expiration to the specified vault.
Don’t actually do anything. Just display what would have
Run quietly, only report errors.
Normally dirvish-expire will report the images deleted.
To facilitate further automation and integration of dirvish-expire with
other tools dirvish-expire provides rationalised exit codes. The exit
codes are range based. While the code for a specific error may change
from one version to another it will remain within the specified range.
So don’t test for specific exit codes but instead test for a range of
values. To the degree possible higher value ranges indicate more
An error was encountered in loading a configuration file.
An error was detected in the configuration.
255 Incorrect usage.
alternate master configuration file.
master configuration file.
image creation summary.
actual image of source directory tree.
Dirvish-expire will walk the file hierarchy of all banks or the
specified vault looking for summary files. Anything non-dirvish in
there may cause excess file-walking.