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Linux 2.6 - man page for dbus-cleanup-sockets (linux section 1)

dbus-cleanup-sockets(1) 						  dbus-cleanup-sockets(1)

NAME
       dbus-cleanup-sockets - clean up leftover sockets in a directory

SYNOPSIS
       dbus-cleanup-sockets [DIRECTORY]

DESCRIPTION
       The   dbus-cleanup-sockets   command  cleans  up  unused  D-Bus	connection  sockets.  See
       http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/ for more information about the big picture.

       If given no arguments, dbus-cleanup-sockets cleans up  sockets  in  the	standard  default
       socket  directory  for  the  per-user-login-session  message  bus;  this  is usually /tmp.
       Optionally, you can pass a different directory on the command line.

       On Linux, this program is essentially useless, because D-Bus defaults to  using	"abstract
       sockets" that exist only in memory and don't have a corresponding file in /tmp.

       On  most  other	flavors of UNIX, it's possible for the socket files to leak when programs
       using D-Bus exit abnormally or without closing their D-Bus connections. Thus, it might  be
       interesting  to	run  dbus-cleanup-sockets in a cron job to mop up any leaked sockets.  Or
       you can just ignore the leaked sockets, they aren't really hurting  anything,  other  than
       cluttering the output of "ls /tmp"

AUTHOR
       dbus-cleanup-sockets  was adapted by Havoc Pennington from linc-cleanup-sockets written by
       Michael Meeks.

BUGS
       Please send bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug tracker, see http://www.freedesk-
       top.org/software/dbus/

									  dbus-cleanup-sockets(1)


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