A handy utility (at least for me)

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Aug 28 06:01:35 UTC 2006


In message: <44F0D335.4030604 at erdgeist.org>
            Dirk Engling <erdgeist at erdgeist.org> writes:
: Rick C. Petty wrote:
: > On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 07:19:06PM -0300, Mario Lobo wrote:
: >> My  /usr/ports directory was occuping 24 gigs, of which 20 was just from the 
: >> 'work' directories !
: >>
: >> Removing them one by one was a pain so I wrote this little utility to wipe 
: >> them off.
: > 
: > I find that the following command works just fine for me:
: > 
: > find /usr/ports -type d -name work -prune -print -delete
: 
: And EVEN cooler is having a
: 
: WRKDIRPREFIX=           /var/ports
: 
: in your /etc/make.conf, that way an "rm -rf /var/ports/*" cleans without
: unnecessary directory recursion.

I just discovered this in my quest to see how hard it would be to get
ports cross building as part of some other work I've been doing...

Warner


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