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Bug 21724 - Clean up old output files
Summary: Clean up old output files
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Output Window (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC Windows 3.1/NT
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: t_h
Depends on:
Blocks: 28297
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Reported: 2002-03-19 18:22 UTC by Jesse Glick
Modified: 2009-03-25 12:22 UTC (History)
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Description Jesse Glick 2002-03-19 18:22:06 UTC
Currently the "Redirect Output to File" feature does not clean up old
output files. I noticed I had 20Mb consumed in old output files,
including 17Mb in one output file that I had not used in some weeks.
Please implement some sort of automatic cleanup similar to that used
for log files: when an output file has not been used in a long time,
and/or gets too big, delete it (or erase all but the last portion of
it, or compress it).
Comment 1 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 08:52:24 UTC
Target milestone was changed from '3.4' to TBD.
Comment 2 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 09:23:23 UTC
Target milestone was changed from '3.4' to TBD.
Comment 3 Marian Mirilovic 2002-12-06 17:14:25 UTC
reassigne to Tim, new owner of terminal emulator
Comment 4 _ tboudreau 2003-11-20 16:59:08 UTC
Yet another thing that should be included in the output window
rewrite, whenever that happens.  The UI for file redirection (not to
mention discoverability of the output) needs serious work - if the
feature should even be kept (though it is useful once in a great while).
Comment 5 Jesse Glick 2003-11-20 17:11:28 UTC
Perhaps for promo-D there could be an option in the Ant module to tee
output to a specified file - globally, for a particular script, etc.
Might be enough, I don't know. May not be sufficiently discoverable.
Comment 6 Marian Mirilovic 2006-09-25 10:50:24 UTC
The core team has not been responsible for terminal emulator for long time, so
reassigne all opened issues to responsible person.
Comment 7 ivan 2008-10-22 10:04:46 UTC
This isn't really Term-related.
Was this issue ever adequately resolved in output2?
Comment 8 Jesse Glick 2008-10-23 18:29:12 UTC
output2 has no such feature AFAIK, just a Save command.
Comment 9 t_h 2009-03-25 12:22:27 UTC
not relevant anymore