On Sunday 07 January 2007 11:33, Steve Searle wrote:
Around 11:20am on Sunday, January 07, 2007 (UK time), Anne Wilson
> 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 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