14.6. Tidying an Application

Tidying an application helps manage application disk space, and performs the following functions:
  • Run the git gc command on the application's Git repository on the server.
  • Clear the application's /tmp and log file directories that are specified by the application's OPENSHIFT_LOG_DIR and OPENSHIFT_TMP_DIR environment variables.
  • Clear unused application libraries and remove any library files previously installed by a git push command.


Log files are not automatically backed up or rotated. Tidying an application runs the rm -rf command to clear the contents of these directories. Before performing this step, save the log files by creating a snapshot of the system with the rhc snapshot save command.
Tidy an application with the following command:
$ rhc app tidy App_Name