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PATHWORKS Spool Directory Cleanup Needed?

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The Question is:

We are Running pathworks 5.0E.
In the install path of the pathworks spool directory their are a large amount
 of files with the PWRK$SPOOL prefix and a DAT file extension. some of these
 file have create dates years old.
Why aren't these files purged by pathworks or is this a overlook administrative
 task on my part.
Can i safely delete all of these files to reclaim disk space?

The Answer is :

  Your PATHWORKS version is very old.
  Various fixes to OpenVMS and to PATHWORKS have been made over the
  years since OpenVMS VAX V6.1 and PATHWORKS V5.0E were released.
  You can safely delete these files, without incurring any harm.
  Clearly, the files are not being deleted during the printing
  process.  Check the PATHWORKS log files for any printing or
  deletion errors.
  If you are unable to upgrade to more recent OpenVMS VAX and
  PATHWORKS versions, please at least apply the available ECOs.

answer written or last revised on ( 16-APR-2001 )

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