OpenBSD Journal

Introduction to sysclean(8)

Contributed by rueda on from the keep-it-clean! dept.

Many OpenBSD sysadmins find the sysclean(8) port useful for removing obsolete files following upgrades.

Sebastien Marie (semarie@), the author of sysclean(8), has written a piece giving an under-the-hood look at the operation of this handy utility. It's well worth reading for those interested in understanding how it works!

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  1. By Peter J. Philipp (pjp) on

    Another sys* command. Uh oh, is it a sign of getting old when I'm starting to be careful around sys* commands? sysmerge, sysupgrade, syspatch, and now this one. I wonder if the idea of a unification of sys* commands is a good one? A wrapper sys perhaps with a detailed online usage? Otherwise I'm all for it, other than it exposing my age.


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