dbus-cleanup-sockets(1) dbus-cleanup-sockets(1)

NAME dbus-cleanup-sockets - clean up leftover sockets in a directory

SYNOPSIS dbus-cleanup-sockets [DIRECTORY]

DESCRIPTION The dbus-cleanup-sockets command cleans up unused D-Bus connection sockets. See http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/ for more infor- mation 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 mes- sage bus; this is usually /tmp. Optionally, you can pass a different directory on the command line.

On Linux, this program is essentially useless, because D-Bus defaults to using "abstract sockets" that exist only in memory and dont 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"

AUTHOR dbus-cleanup-sockets was adapted by Havoc Pennington from linc-cleanup- sockets written by Michael Meeks.

BUGS Please send bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug tracker, see http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/