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logging users for 10 minutes

Posted by Duey (Duey), 3 March 2003
hello i want to log all users my bot has scanned in channels for 10 minutes and then delete users log file 10 minutes later, is this possible?

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 3 March 2003
The "standard" way to clean up old log files is to have a loop somewhere in your code that does your bookkeeping from time to time - you can't easily time it to run 10 minutes into the future, but you can have it look through all your log files when a user happens to (say) login, and delete all files that haven't been modified for over 10 minutes.

Here's some Tcl code that looks at all the files in a directory (in my example, called unjar), and reports on the age of each file.  For - err - obvious reasons, I have not replaced my puts statement with
if {$age > 600} {file delete -force $file}
while testing, but if you do it should be more or less what you want.  Beware - it is up to YOU (your risk!) to check out that my code does what you want - I am just providing a suggestion and can't be sure that it suits your needs.

The code:
foreach file [glob unjar/*] {
       set age [expr [clock seconds] - [file mtime $file]]
       puts "$file is $age seconds old"

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