[Haskell-cafe] [ANN] cabal-clean 0.2
andreas.abel at ifi.lmu.de
Fri Aug 19 20:25:10 UTC 2022
cabal-clean 0.2 has just been released!
- Also removes builds by GHCs which are no longer in the PATH
(so, arepresumably uninstalled).
- Fixed to work also under Windows.
On 2021-09-24 19:09, Andreas Abel wrote:
> === Wondering where your disk space goes with too many Haskell projects
> compiled with too many GHC versions? ===
> `cabal-clean` is a small executable that removes outdated cabal build
> artifacts from `dist-newstyle`.
> A build tree is considered outdated if there is one with either
> - a newer version of the package you are building, or
> - a newer minor version of the GHC compiler.
> In contrast to `cabal clean`, the tool `cabal-clean` retains the latest
> build trees for each GHC major version. Thus, it is geared towards
> multi-GHC development.
> Example: (self-applied to cabal-clean's build directory)
> --- 3.7M ghc-8.8.4 /cabal-clean-0.1.20210815
> --- 3.5M ghc-8.10.6/cabal-clean-0.1.20210815
> --- 3.7M ghc-9.0.1 /cabal-clean-0.1.20210815
> --- 3.5M ghc-8.10.6/cabal-clean-0.1.20210924
> +++ 3.6M ghc-8.10.7/cabal-clean-0.1.20210924
> +++ 3.7M ghc-9.0.1 /cabal-clean-0.1.20210924
> The directories prefixed with --- will be deleted, the ones with +++
> 1. cabal-clean does not check whether deletion will cause dangling
> references like broken symlinks etc. (Could happen if you created a
> symlink to an executable that resides in one of the deleted build
> 2. cabal-clean does not read nor utilize information from the .cabal
> 3. Calls `du` ("disk usage"), so, might not work on Windows.
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