Subject: Re: purging distfiles
To: Cherry G. Mathew <>
From: Adrian Portelli <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/09/2005 14:45:22
Cherry G. Mathew wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't think this is covered in the FAQ:
> I have a mix of current and old distfiles in my /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles
> directories.
> What's an exact sequence of commands to clean it up so that I have
> just the latest, greatest distfiles left there ?
> Thanks,


lintpkgsrc which comes as a part of pkgtools/pkglint should help you out
here.  Perhaps something like:

lintpkgsrc -P /usr/pkgsrc -M /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles -o -r

You should have a look at lintpkgsrc(1) before running this to make sure
it's what you want to do.

This will remove files from your distfiles dir.