Diffstat (limited to 'lib/rubygems/commands/cleanup_command.rb')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/lib/rubygems/commands/cleanup_command.rb b/lib/rubygems/commands/cleanup_command.rb
index cacfe89404..c8f0082bfb 100644
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ class Gem::Commands::CleanupCommand < Gem::Command
- 'Clean up old versions of installed gems in the local repository',
+ 'Clean up old versions of installed gems',
:force => false, :install_dir => Gem.dir
add_option('-n', '-d', '--dryrun',
@@ -33,11 +33,11 @@ class Gem::Commands::CleanupCommand < Gem::Command
def description # :nodoc:
-The cleanup command removes old gems from GEM_HOME. If an older version is
-installed elsewhere in GEM_PATH the cleanup command won't touch it.
+The cleanup command removes old versions of gems from GEM_HOME that are not
+required to meet a dependency. If a gem is installed elsewhere in GEM_PATH
+the cleanup command won't delete it.
-Older gems that are required to satisify the dependencies of gems
-are not removed.
+If no gems are named all gems in GEM_HOME are cleaned.