looks like success

John Nielsen lists at jnielsen.net
Mon Mar 3 17:45:38 UTC 2008

On Sunday 02 March 2008 03:50:43 am Daniel Gerzo wrote:
> Hello B.,
> Thursday, February 28, 2008, 9:27:03 PM, you wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > make delete-old (took a long time to do by hand)
> > and make delete-old-libs (went rather quickly)
> if you really want to delete all things:
> # yes | make delete-old

While I've seen this suggestion before (and it's a very unix-y way to do 
it), the "canonical" method (from build(7)) is to run
 make -DBATCH_DELETE_OLD_FILES delete-old

What I'd like to see (although I realize this isn't the correct forum..) 
is a make target that produces a list of files that _would_ be deleted, 
which the admin could then review and approve all or remove individual 
files to be preserved. But until I turn this into a useful PR or a nice 
request on a different list just consider it a rant. :)


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