dbus-cleanup-sockets - clean up leftover sockets in a directory
command cleans up unused D-Bus connection
sockets. See http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/
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
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.
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