Deleting ports distfiles

andrew clarke mail at
Sun Nov 16 22:55:36 UTC 2014

On Sun 2014-11-16 23:29:37 UTC+0100, Dr. Peter Voigt (pvoigt at wrote:

> I have just seen that /usr/ports/distfiles has grown up to 12 GiB. My
> hopefully not too stupid question is: Can I safely delete all files
> under /usr/ports/distfiles, e.g.
> # rm -rf /usr/ports/distfiles/*
> I strongly suppose so but I am not sure. Thanks for any feedback.

Yes. Missing distfiles will be redownloaded when/if you rebuild a port.


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