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Re: /tmp running out of space



On Sunday 07 January 2007 11:33, Steve Searle wrote:
> Around 11:20am on Sunday, January 07, 2007 (UK time), Anne Wilson scrawled:
> > 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.
>
> Anne,
>
> I run the following command in a cron job:
>
> 	tmpwatch --mtime --verbose --verbose 168 /tmp
>
> You may not want the --verbose, and check the manpage for the --mtime
> option, but basically this deletes all files in /tmp that have not been
> modified for 168 hours or more.
>
Excellent idea, Steve.  Thanks.  I've set it up, with --verbose for the 
moment.

Anne

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