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Schedule - cleanup files and folders

Elvis 5 bundled plug-in - Cleanup files and folders

The cleanup plug-in can remove assets and folders in Elvis. This can be useful to, for example, remove unused files from automatic wire feed imports or remove photos that should be deleted due to license limitations.

Note: This bundled plug-in is supported for production use.

Tip: If you want to prevent users from deleting assets, don't give them delete rights but let them use metadata (field with pulldown value "delete" or "remove") and use this cleanup plug-in to delete assets on a schedule.


The cleanup plug-in configuration is, for flexibility reasons, not handled through the plug-in configuration file. You will need some technical skills to configuring this plug-in correctly.

Files and folders can be removed using a query, defined in a remove webservice call inside the <cleanup>/xsl/remove-request.xml file. This gives you a lot of flexibility on what you want to remove.

Please read SOAP - introduction first so you understand what you are doing. Also, you can use a tool like soapUI to test you query with a search webservice call before using it in this plug-in.

Warning: Be very careful, if you do not understand what you're doing, creating an incorrect query can delete files you don't want to delete!

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