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Re: /tmp running out of space



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Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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.
>>
> I have a problem, Steve.  Running that command from a root konsole works fine, 
> so I set it to run as a cron job every Wednesday.  Now I find that from both 
> boxes where I set this up I'm getting root emails that say
> 
> /bin/sh: tmpwatch: command not found
> 
> What could be wonrg?
> 
> Anne
> 

$ locate tmpwatch
/etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch
/usr/sbin/tmpwatch
/usr/share/man/man8/tmpwatch.8.gz

What happens if you give it the full path?

( /usr/sbin/tmpwatch instead of just tmpwatch )

ciao,
furlan

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