Bug 91097 - Tmpwatch cannot handle multiple directories on command line
Tmpwatch cannot handle multiple directories on command line
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tmpwatch (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
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Reported: 2003-05-17 18:22 EDT by Craig Lawson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-14 17:13:07 EDT
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Description Craig Lawson 2003-05-17 18:22:48 EDT
Description of problem:
The tmpwatch documentation claims it can handle multiple directories on the
command line. It can't.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /tmp
2. mkdir d1 d2
3. tmpwatch 240 d1 d2

Actual results:
error: lstat() of directory d2 failed: No such file or directory

Expected results:
I expected no complaints.
Comment 1 C. Ray Ng 2004-04-01 13:39:32 EST
I do want to clean up multiple directories in /tmp/orbit-*,
and that seems to work as long as they aren't the relative path.

i.e. as in your example, this should be fine: 
tmpwatch 240 /tmp/d1 /tmp/d2 
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2004-08-14 17:13:07 EDT
This should be fixed in tmpwatch-2.9.1-1, to show up in rawhide shortly.

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