This operation removes all files from the workspace and the working file repository which belong to media package elements of the running workflow unless their flavor is matched by the value configured in preserve-flavors. It is usually used as last workflow operation in a workflow to ensure that temporary processing artefacts are removed.

Parameter Table

Configuration Key Example Description Default
preserve-flavors security/* Comma-separated list of flavors to be preserved.
delete-external true If files from external working file repositories should be deleted false
delay 5 Seconds to wait before removing files 1


  • If delete-external is set to true, the externally referenced media package elements will be removed from its source where the value of preserve-flavors does not match
  • If you have an shared working file repository setting delete-external to false will speed up the cleanup process while still removing all files.

Operation Example

  description="Remove temporary processing artifacts">
    <configuration key="preserve-flavors">security/*</configuration>
    <configuration key="delete-external">true</configuration>
    <configuration key="delay">5</configuration>