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


   dbus-cleanup-sockets [DIRECTORY]


   The dbus-cleanup-sockets command cleans up unused D-Bus connection
   sockets. See http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/ for more
   information 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
   message 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 don't 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"


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


   Please send bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug tracker, see


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