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timothevs

Removing .SyncTrash & contents on OSX

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I understand that this has been addressed in the FAQ. At this time, one needs to manually empty the .SyncTrash folders. Although a user had posted a Batch script for Windows, I was wondering if someone on OSX has attempted something similar?

I am using "launchd" on Mountain Lion 10.8.4 to recursively delete the .SyncTrash folder and all its contents on an daily basis. Is there a more elegant way of doing this?


find /Volumes/XX/PathToMainFolder -name .SyncTrash -exec rm -rf '{}' ';'

On a different note, is it not possible to bring up the WebUI for Bittorrent Sync on OSX?

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I'd use a simple bash script to manage all kind of trashes.

Here's mine:


#!/bin/bash
trashes="/mnt/Volume/.Trash*/
/mnt/Volume/.Dropbox/.dropbox.cache/*
/mnt/Volume/*/.SyncTrash/"

case "$1" in
rm)
for dir in $trashes; do
if [ -d "$dir" ]; then
rm -rf "$dir"
fi
done
;;
gc)
for dir in $trashes; do
if [ -d "$dir" ]; then
find "$dir" -depth -type f -ctime +7 -exec rm -rf "{}" \;
find "$dir" -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir "{}" \;
fi
done
;;
ls)
for dir in $trashes; do
if [ -d "$dir" ]; then
find "$dir" -type f -printf "[%Cm.%Cd %CH:%CM] %p\n"
fi
done
;;
*)
echo "Usage: $0 {rm|gc|ls}"
exit 1
esac
exit 0

You can set up "/path/to/script gc" as a daily cronjob and it deletes files that have been trashed 7 days ago.

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