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Re: clean out /tmp?



Michael A. Peters wrote:
On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 09:48 +1200, Morgan Read wrote:

Hi,
Is there a way to keeping my /tmp's cleaned out in FC?


Nothing in /tmp should be expected to survive a reboot.
In fact, some people like to run /tmp as a tempfs (temporary file
system) - only problem is, a tempfs can get full if you aren't careful.

But you can write an init script to delete it all at shutdown (or
startup). Or just do what I do - ignore it, if space ever gets tight -
then I boot into runlevel 3 and clear it (you don't want to clear it
with X running)

I've been doing that ($ rm /tmp/*) while up (I use Gnome over Xwindow).
Am I playing with fire? What are the possible consequences?

Mike
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