clean up download directory?

Max Bowsher
Sat Jun 11 03:43:00 GMT 2005

Steve Kelem wrote:
> After having used the Cygwin download program (which is FANTASTIC!),
> I've noticed that I end up with redundant copies of the software.  There
> are multiple versions of a piece of software in a directory, e.g.,
> <site>/release/binutils/binutils-20050520-1.tar.bz2
> <site>/release/binutils/binutils-20050608-2.tar.bz2
> as well as copies from other download sites:
> <site2>/release/binutils/binutils-20050608-2.tar.bz2
> Is there a (semi-)automatic way to get rid of the older versions and
> keep just the latest one?

There's a wonderfully flexible perl script at:


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