Package Details: lostfiles 4.02-1

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Package Base: lostfiles
Description: Find orphaned files not owned by any Arch packages
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: graysky
Maintainer: graysky
Last Packager: graysky
Votes: 233
Popularity: 6.495349
First Submitted: 2013-10-26 15:18
Last Updated: 2018-05-06 12:38

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TrialnError commented on 2017-01-25 19:43

Well, likely not as unique as it could be.
See my reasoning at flac2all

graysky commented on 2017-01-25 01:29

The name is unique as-is.

TrialnError commented on 2017-01-23 23:24

Could you please adjust the download source and give the downloaded package an unique name? This will help people which use SRCDEST
This can be achived by adding ${pkgname}-${pkgver}.tar.gz:: in front of the download url.

Thanks in advance

GeneMarston commented on 2015-01-29 15:27

Hello! Great little package! I wanted to report a few extra false positives.
On my setup (GPT+UEFI) this script lists all system UEFI programs (*.efi) and ancillary files that reside in /boot/EFI/ directory. I have windows 7 efi loader there, and it lists it along with an entire /boot/EFI/Microsoft/ content. I think it wouldn't be unreasonable to exclude /boot/EFI/ directory in it's entirety from search.

graysky commented on 2013-12-05 11:46

@enunes - So be it!

enunes commented on 2013-12-05 03:20

I mean: the output could be just sent to stdout and the user would decide whether to pipe it to less or file or whatever.

enunes commented on 2013-12-05 03:19


thanks for the script and package.

I have a suggestion: maybe lostfiles shouldn't pipe the output to less by itself :)
I had a lot of files of files in the output and I'd rather output it to a file rather than keeping that terminal stuck on less.


graysky commented on 2013-10-26 20:15

My bad; thought members of the base group should be excluded, but upon review, it's the base-devel group that is excluded.

sekret commented on 2013-10-26 20:06

Two corrections:


(namcap shows this stuff!)