clean-crl - remove orphaned CRL like files from a certificate directory
utility will remove CRL like files named
from the directory specified with the -l
if there is no corresponding .n
file in the same. In effect, if the
directory is solely used to hold CA certificates in the common OpenSSL format,
it will thus remove CRL files for which the corresponding CA does not or no
longer exists in the directory.
- -h --help
- Show help text.
- -l --cadir metadata-directory
- The script will search this directory for files with the
suffix .ri. There is no default - a common choice is
/etc/pki/tls/certs, /etc/openldap/cacerts, or
- -V --version
- Display version number (same as corresponding fetch-crl)
- -v --verbose
- Verbose mode
- -n --dryrun
- Do not actually remove any files (useful primarily with -v)
This tool does not check the contents of the files removed, and will blindly
unlink any file which even remotely looks like an OpenSSL CRL file. Use with
fetch-crl(8), openssl(1), http://wiki.nikhef.nl/grid/FetchCRL3
Exit status is normally 0; if an error occurs, exit status is 1 and diagnostics
will be written to standard error.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
Does not check the contents of the files removed.