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Bug 4178 - patch for basing tmpwatch on mtime instead of atime
Summary: patch for basing tmpwatch on mtime instead of atime
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tmpwatch
Version: 4.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-07-23 15:24 UTC by ahosey
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-30 20:11:57 UTC

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Description ahosey 1999-07-23 15:24:57 UTC
On systems which use GNU tar for backups (as an example) the
atime of files is being updated on a regular basis and this
invalidates the efforts of tmpwatch. I wrote a patch which
adds a flag for the option of using mtime to make the
decision about deleting the files. I wrote the patch against
tmpwatch-1.2 which is why I'm filing this under RH 4.2, but
it should apply to newer versions.

The patch is coming in a seperate followup. Thanks.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-30 20:11:59 UTC
this will be added in the next release (6.1).  Thank you for the

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