[tex-live] Purge backup files manually

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Sep 7 12:07:29 CEST 2012

Yes, safe.

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
JAIST, Japan                                    TeX Live & Debian Developer
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On 2012/09/07, at 17:49, Uwe Siart <usenet at siart.de> wrote:

> Dear developers,
> a simple one-word answer yes/no would be totally sufficient. I just want
> to make sure that I don't break the system.
> Q: Is it safe to delete files from backupdir manually, i.e. by tools
> other than tlmgr?
> Background: I'd like to purge backup files based on age/filedate
> ("delete files older than ... days"). My philosophy on this: If no bug
> popped up after 2 months of heavy usage then I'm almost certain that I
> don't need the backup.
> -- 
> Uwe

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