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DBUS-CLEANUP-SOCKE(1) User Commands DBUS-CLEANUP-SOCKE(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.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/

D-Bus 1.10.6 DBUS-CLEANUP-SOCKE(1)