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Re: 'tidy' question


From: John S. J. Anderson
Subject: Re: 'tidy' question
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 17:42:50 -0400
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Armin Wolfermann <address@hidden> writes:

> * John S. J. Anderson <address@hidden> [16.06.2004 00:07]:
>> I'd like to define a 'tidy' action that will clean up /tmp on our
>> machines. However, I need to exclude files owned by root from this
>> tidy action. It seems like the way to do this is to use a filter,
>> but I can't seem to find the filter syntax to say "all users save
>> this one". 
>>
>> Is a filter the right approach? If so, what would that filter look
>> like? 
>
> I would use something like:
>
> filters:
>     { notroot
>     Type:   "reg"
>     Owner:  "root"
>     Result: "Type.!Owner"
>     }

  Thanks, this is basically what I ended up doing -- although I had to
  expand Type to be 'reg|link|dir' really get the effect that I wanted.

thanks again, 
john.
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John S J Anderson, Ph.D.         [ Contractor ]     +1.301.402.7499
Chief Penguin Herder & Linux Team Lead, Systems Group, NCBI/NLM/NIH
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