SYSTEMD-TMPFILES(8)           systemd-tmpfiles           SYSTEMD-TMPFILES(8)

NAME         top

       systemd-tmpfiles, systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service, systemd-tmpfiles-
       setup-dev.service, systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service, systemd-tmpfiles-
       clean.timer - Creates, deletes and cleans up volatile and temporary
       files and directories

SYNOPSIS         top

       systemd-tmpfiles [OPTIONS...] [CONFIGFILE...]





DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-tmpfiles creates, deletes, and cleans up volatile and
       temporary files and directories, based on the configuration file
       format and location specified in tmpfiles.d(5).

       If invoked with no arguments, it applies all directives from all
       configuration files. If one or more absolute filenames are passed on
       the command line, only the directives in these files are applied. If
       "-" is specified instead of a filename, directives are read from
       standard input. If only the basename of a configuration file is
       specified, all configuration directories as specified in
       tmpfiles.d(5) are searched for a matching file.

OPTIONS         top

       The following options are understood:

           If this option is passed, all files and directories marked with
           f, F, w, d, D, v, p, L, c, b, m in the configuration files are
           created or written to. Files and directories marked with z, Z, t,
           T, a, and A have their ownership, access mode and security labels

           If this option is passed, all files and directories with an age
           parameter configured will be cleaned up.

           If this option is passed, the contents of directories marked with
           D or R, and files or directories themselves marked with r or R
           are removed.

           Also execute lines with an exclamation mark.

           Only apply rules with paths that start with the specified prefix.
           This option can be specified multiple times.

           Ignore rules with paths that start with the specified prefix.
           This option can be specified multiple times.

           Takes a directory path as an argument. All paths will be prefixed
           with the given alternate root path, including config search

       -h, --help
           Print a short help text and exit.

           Print a short version string and exit.

       It is possible to combine --create, --clean, and --remove in one
       invocation. For example, during boot the following command line is
       executed to ensure that all temporary and volatile directories are
       removed and created according to the configuration file:

           systemd-tmpfiles --remove --create


       systemd-tmpfiles tries to avoid changing the access and modification
       times on the directories it accesses, which requires CAP_ADMIN
       privileges. When running as non-root, directories which are checked
       for files to clean up will have their access time bumped, which might
       prevent their cleanup.

EXIT STATUS         top

       On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), tmpfiles.d(5)

COLOPHON         top

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