wiki:DeleteFile

Deleting sticky files from clients

Sticky files can be deleted in either of two ways.

Regular expression matching

You can create a file file_delete_regex in your project directory, containing a list of regular expressions, one per line. If a client has a sticky file whose name matches any of these expressions, it will be instructed to delete the file.

Explicit deletion

To delete a sticky file from a particular host, use the function

delete_file(int host_id, const char* file_name)

or the command line program (run from the project root dir)

delete_file -host_id X -file_name Y

delete_file() creates a message for the specific host and adds it to the msg_to_host table. This message instructs the client to delete the file. The message is included in the next scheduler reply to the host. The message XML has the form

<delete_file_info>file_name</delete_file_info>

For this to work, you need to include <msg_to_host/> in config.xml.

Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on 01/06/13 17:09:05