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
systemd-tmpfiles [OPTIONS...] [CONFIGURATION FILE...]
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 filenames are passed on the command line, only the directives in these files are applied. 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.
The following options are understood:
Prints a short help text and exits.
Prints a short version string and exits.
If this option is passed, all files and directories marked with f, F, d, D in the configuration files are created. Files and directories marked with z, Z have their ownership, access mode and security labels set.
If this option is passed, all files and directories with an age parameter configured will be cleaned up.
If this option is passed, all files and directories marked with r, R in the configuration files are removed.
Only apply rules that apply to paths with the specified prefix. This option can be specified multiple times.
Ignore rules that apply to paths with the specified prefix. This option can be specified multiple times.
It is possible to combine
--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
systemd-tmpfiles --remove --create
On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.