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Script to remove old cruise builds from all projects in the cruisecontrol directory.

sample crontab

To run the purge job nightly at midnight and store output in /tmp/pruned_cruise_builds.log:

0 0 * * * /home/cruise/bin/prune_cruise_builds.rb  >> /tmp/pruned_cruise_builds.log 2>&1

Or you can run from the shell by typing

/home/cruise/bin/prune_cruise_builds.rb

Options

Change one of these options in the script to match your needs

## change to the directory where cruise stores the projects on your server
CRUISE_PROJECTS_HOME = '/srv/cruise/projects'
## change this to keep more or fewer builds
BUILDS_TO_KEEP       = 10                     

Logic

For each project in the cruise project directory the script will

  • Find the most recent successful build
  • Count backward 10 builds from there (based on the BUILDS_TO_KEEP parameter)
  • Delete all builds older than that

It will always keep at least 10 builds and ensure it keeps the most recent successful build.

Feedback

If you find this useful or want to enhance it please fork the project and submit a pull request or create an issue or drop me a line.

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