[ardour-users] Problem with cleaning up dead files
michael.ball at pandora.be
Wed Apr 7 13:56:17 PDT 2004
On Wed, 2004-04-07 at 22:29, Jesse Chappell wrote:
> =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Micha=EBl?= Ball wrote on Wed, 07-Apr-2004:
> > I've been using Ardour to record an album for a band I'm in, and I'm
> > really impressed with it. However, I have run into a problem. I've got
> > quite a lot of disk space, but while recording, I noticed that certain
> > parts we've recorded, but then discarded, weren't actually deleted.
> > Since I really need all the free disk space I can get, I explored a bit,
> > and saw the 'Clean up dead files' option in Ardour. I ran it, and then
> > flushed the wastebasket. However, when I restarted and reopened the
> > project, Ardour informed me that a lot of different files which were
> > actually in use weren't in the ./sounds directory within the project
> > directory anymore. I had a look around and noticed that some live files
> > had been moved into ./dead_sounds. I restored all the files manually,
> > and then the project would open again.
> > Is this a bug? I would very much like to delete these dead files, but
> > I'm wary of deleting any live ones since we've been working a long time
> > on the recording already. Any suggestions?
> Yes, this feature has not been fully tested and needs to be properly
> addressed. Aren't you glad it copied them to dead_sounds first?
Yeah, at least I could recover them. However, it means I've got a lot of
dead files that I would like to remove :) Would it mess up the save file
if I went through the entire project, looked to see which files were
live, and which weren't, and then remove all the ones not in use?
> Please submit your bug into the mantis bugtracker at http://ardour.org/mantis
Doing that now.
Michaël Ball <michael.ball at pandora.be>
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