approx-gc - garbage-collect the cache of Debian archive files
scans the cache created by approx
(8) and finds files
that are corrupted or no longer needed. With no options specified, these files
are listed on standard output and removed from the cache.
A corrupted file is one whose size or checksum does not match the value
specified in the Packages
An unneeded file is one that is not referenced from any distribution's
may take several minutes to finish.
- -c file, --config file
- Specify an additional configuration file. May be used
- -f, --fast
- Don't perform checksum validation.
- -k, --keep, -s, --simulate
- Don't remove files from the cache.
- -q, --quiet
- Don't print file names.
- -v, --verbose
- Print the reason for removal of each file.
To remove all unneeded or corrupted files from the cache:
- approx-gc --quiet
This is run as a weekly cron
To list the files that would be removed from the cache, without actually doing
- approx-gc --keep
Configuration file for approx and related programs.
Default cache directory for archive files.
Eric Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org>