X11R7.4 - man page for dbus-cleanup-sockets (x11r4 section 1)
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dbus-cleanup-sockets - clean up leftover sockets in a directory
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"
dbus-cleanup-sockets was adapted by Havoc Pennington from linc-cleanup-sockets written by
Please send bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug tracker, see http://www.freedesk-
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