Commit 522d4a49 authored by Lennart Poettering's avatar Lennart Poettering
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systemd: document systemd-tmpfiles

parent 74ce487d
......@@ -485,6 +485,7 @@ MANPAGES = \
man/systemctl.1 \
man/systemadm.1 \
man/systemd-cgls.1 \
man/systemd-tmpfiles.8 \
man/systemd-notify.1 \
man/sd_notify.3 \
man/sd_readahead.3 \
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<?xml version='1.0'?> <!--*-nxml-*-->
<!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN"
"http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.2/docbookx.dtd">
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<refentry id="systemd-tmpfiles">
<refentryinfo>
<title>systemd-tmpfiles</title>
<productname>systemd</productname>
<authorgroup>
<author>
<contrib>Developer</contrib>
<firstname>Lennart</firstname>
<surname>Poettering</surname>
<email>lennart@poettering.net</email>
</author>
</authorgroup>
</refentryinfo>
<refmeta>
<refentrytitle>systemd-tmpfiles</refentrytitle>
<manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
</refmeta>
<refnamediv>
<refname>systemd-tmpfiles</refname>
<refpurpose>Creates, deletes and cleans up volatile
and temporary files and directories.</refpurpose>
</refnamediv>
<refsynopsisdiv>
<cmdsynopsis>
<command>systemd-tmpfiles <arg choice="opt" rep="repeat">OPTIONS</arg> <arg choice="opt" rep="repeat">CONFIGURATION FILE</arg></command>
</cmdsynopsis>
</refsynopsisdiv>
<refsect1>
<title>Description</title>
<para><command>systemd-tmpfiles</command> creates,
deletes and cleans up volatile ad temporary files and
directories, based on the configuration from
<filename>/etc/tmpfiles.d/</filename>. See
<citerefentry><refentrytitle>tmpfiles.d</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>
for more details on these files.</para>
<para>If invoked with no arguments applies all
directives from all configuration files in
<filename>/etc/tmpfiles.d/*.conf</filename>. If one or
more absolute file names are passed on the command
line only the directives in these files are
applied.</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>Options</title>
<para>The following options are understood:</para>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>--create</option></term>
<listitem><para>If this option is passed all
files and directories marked with f,
F, d, D in the configuration files are
created.</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>--clean</option></term>
<listitem><para>If this option is
passed all files and directories with
an age parameter configured will be
cleaned up.</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>--remove</option></term>
<listitem><para>If this option is
passed all files and directories marked
with r, R in the configuration files
are removed.</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>--prefix=PATH</option></term>
<listitem><para>Only apply rules that
apply to paths with the specified
prefix.</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>--help</option></term>
<listitem><para>Prints a short help
text and exits.</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
<para>It is possible to combine
<option>--create</option>, <option>--clean</option>,
and <option>--remove</option> in one invocation. For
example, during boot the following command line is
executed to ensure that all temporary and volatile
directores are removed and created according to the
configuration file:</para>
<programlisting>systemctl-tmpfiles --remove --create</programlisting>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>Exit status</title>
<para>On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure
code otherwise.</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>See Also</title>
<para>
<citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
<citerefentry><refentrytitle>tmpfiles.d</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
<citerefentry><refentrytitle>tmpwatch</refentrytitle><manvolnum>8</manvolnum></citerefentry>
</para>
</refsect1>
</refentry>
......@@ -42,7 +42,8 @@
<refnamediv>
<refname>tmpfiles.d</refname>
<refpurpose>Configuration for creation, deletion and cleaning of temporary and volatile files</refpurpose>
<refpurpose>Configuration for creation, deletion and
cleaning of volatile and temporary files</refpurpose>
</refnamediv>
<refsynopsisdiv>
......@@ -52,13 +53,14 @@
<refsect1>
<title>Description</title>
<para><command>systemd</command> uses
<para><command>systemd-tmpfiles</command> uses the
configuration files in
<filename>/etc/tmpfiles.d/</filename> to describe the
creation, cleaning and removal of volatile files and
directories which usually reside in directories such
as <filename>/var/run</filename> or
<filename>/tmp</filename>. Each configuration file is
named in the style of
creation, cleaning and removal of volatile and
temporary files and directories which usually reside
in directories such as <filename>/var/run</filename>
or <filename>/tmp</filename>. Each configuration file
is named in the style of
<filename>/etc/tmpfiles.d/&lt;program&gt;.conf</filename>.</para>
</refsect1>
......@@ -201,7 +203,8 @@ d /var/run/uscreens 0755 root root 10d12h</programlisting>
<refsect1>
<title>See Also</title>
<para>
<citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>
<citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
<citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd-tmpfiles</refentrytitle><manvolnum>8</manvolnum></citerefentry>
</para>
</refsect1>
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......@@ -700,13 +700,13 @@ static int scandir_filter(const struct dirent *d) {
static int help(void) {
printf("%s [OPTIONS...] [CONFIGURATION FILE]\n\n"
"Create and clean up temporary files and directories.\n\n"
printf("%s [OPTIONS...] [CONFIGURATION FILE...]\n\n"
"Creates, deletes and cleans up volatile and temporary files and directories.\n\n"
" -h --help Show this help\n"
" --create Create marked files/directories\n"
" --clean Clean up marked directories\n"
" --remove Remove marked files/directories\n"
" --prefix=PATH Only apply rules that apply to paths\n",
" --prefix=PATH Only apply rules that apply to paths with the specified prefix\n",
program_invocation_short_name);
return 0;
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