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


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


       dbus-cleanup-sockets [DIRECTORY]


       The  dbus-cleanup-sockets  command  cleans  up  unused D-Bus connection
       sockets. See for more  infor-
       mation 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  mes-
       sage  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 Michael Meeks.


       Please send bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug  tracker,  see


dbus 1.2.1 - Generated Thu Jun 26 13:55:01 CDT 2008
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