A small tool to periodically move old files into the local file system trash.
GarbageTruck to build and maintain scheduled cleanup of files in various directories that tend
to collect files over time.
GarbageTruck will send any files older than a relative period to the
local file system trash using the current user’s crontab to schedule checks for old files from
cron. This makes the utility safe in that any files moved to the trash could be restored simply
without worrying about immediate loss (until the trash is emptied, of course).
For example, let’s say one never cleans out their downloaded files. Here’s how to set a
GarbageTruck job to periodically move files older than six months into the trash:
$ garbagetruck set --older-than '6 months' --check-every day 'Clean out old downloads' ~/Downloads/
This will set up a schedule (using cron) to look for files each day that are older than three montsh and have them moved into the correct trash (courtesy of send2trash). The details can be shown like this:
$ garbagetruck -l debug list [2016-09-03T15:55:32-0700 #31693] INFO garbagetruck Job 57d1db0a8b8427c3041ac1af89b0a348: name="Clean out old downloads" dirs=["/Users/brad/Downloads"] files_older_than="3 months" check_every="day" [2016-09-03T15:55:32-0700 #31693] DEBUG garbagetruck * 1 * * * /Users/brad/.virtualenvs/garbage_truck/bin/garbagetruck run 57d1db0a8b8427c3041ac1af89b0a348 # GarbageTruck: Clean out old downloads
Each call to the
set command will replace the same named job. Alternatively, if the job is no
longer useful, remove it like this:
$ garbagetruck remove 'Clean out old downloads'
To check on a job, any problems and results will be logged to one of the following locations:
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