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shield-purge - manage hosts rules for the pam_shield package.

shield-purge(8) System Manager's Manual shield-purge(8)


shield-purge - manage hosts rules for the pam_shield package.


shield-purge [-hdnlf] [-c config file]


shield-purge deletes old entries from the database. A binary for the pam-shield module, shield_purge is not intended to be invoked manualy. It is a halper program for job in crontab.
shield-purge clears records from the database that are older than the time specified by retention in shield.conf(5).
This program is part of the PAM-shield package. PAM-shield comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See the GNU General Public Licence for details.


-h, --help
Display this information
-c, --conf=file
Specify config file (default: /etc/security/shield.conf)
-d, --debug
Verbose output for debugging purposes
-n, --dry-run
Do not perform any updates
-l, --list
List all database entries
-f, --force
Delete all entries, even if unexpired


Walter de Jong <>

Copyright (C) 2007-2011 by Walter de Jong <>
Copyright 2010 Jonathan Niehof <>
11 May 2012 pam_shield 0.9.6