[Dirvish] Problem with expire rules

Dave Howorth dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 5 09:15:24 PST 2007


Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Mon 05 Feb 2007, Michael Best wrote:
> 
>> I'm having a problem with my expire rules, I can't seem to get it to use 
>> my first day of the week and first day of the month rules.  Is it 
>> possibly that my file is formatted with spaces instead of tabs?
> 
> That shouldn't matter.
> 
>> expire-rule:
>> #       MIN     HR      DOM     MON     DOW     EXPIRE
>>        *       4-2     *       *       *       +1 days
>>        *       3       *       *       *       +3 days
>>        *       *       *       *       1       +2 weeks
>>        *       *       1-7     *       1       +12 months
> 
> I believe it does a first-match.

According to <http://dirvish.org/dirvish.conf.5.html> "The last rule
that matches will apply". I don't immediately see what the problem is
though.

Cheers, Dave

> I don't know what time you're
> specifying with --image-time (or via the master.conf Runall list), but
> it'll match one of the first lines (HR 4-2 and 3; I'm not sure it wraps
> correctly in the case of 4-2 though :-)
> Hence the last 2 lines will never be matched.
> 
> Paul Slootman
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