[ardour-users] Problem with cleaning up dead files

Michaël Ball 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
> thanks,

Doing that now.

> jlc
Michaël Ball <michael.ball at pandora.be>

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