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Re: /tmp running out of space



On Sunday 07 January 2007 11:03, Ed Greshko wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > /tmp is filling up rapidly.  I'm guessing that it would be safe enough to
> > delete everything dated previous to the last bootup.  Am I right?
>
> The most logical question is, what is /tmp filling up with?  I can't say
> that in a normally operating system I've seen /tmp filling up "rapidly"
> without a cause and I'm not the one to go willy-nilly deleting things
> without known why they are being created.

Duh! I mis-read the logfile line.  It's not really filling up, though there 
are things that I think should be deleted.

I think that most of them are print-related.  There are empty directories with 
names like autoKNJXsu, and lots of 19.1K files that contain the line '*% You 
may save this file as 'HP-DeskJet_990C-hpijs.ppd'.  There are also some files 
that seem to be previews of failed print jobs when I was setting up a remote 
printer.

These (print) are the ones I propose deleting.  I'd leave anything that I had 
doubts about, although socket files and mapping files exist (often 0 bytes) 
with dates in November and December - this is a box that is shut down most 
nights.

Anne

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