John Nielsen wrote:
On Monday 03 March 2008 12:45:31 pm John Nielsen wrote:
On Sunday 02 March 2008 03:50:43 am Daniel Gerzo wrote:
Hello B.,

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 9:27:03 PM, you wrote:
Hello all,

make delete-old (took a long time to do by hand)
and make delete-old-libs (went rather quickly)
if you really want to delete all things:

# yes | make delete-old
While I've seen this suggestion before (and it's a very unix-y way to
do it), the "canonical" method (from build(7)) is to run
 make -DBATCH_DELETE_OLD_FILES delete-old

What I'd like to see (although I realize this isn't the correct
forum..) is a make target that produces a list of files that _would_ be
deleted, which the admin could then review and approve all or remove
individual files to be preserved. But until I turn this into a useful
PR or a nice request on a different list just consider it a rant. :)

Heh.. I didn't read the manpage I just referred to closely enough. There's a check-old (and a check-old-libs) target that makes just such a list.


Thanks for that. I've been using
# yes no | make delete-old
to get that list. Well, my way still has the claim on being more amusing.
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