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    Hi,

    If I start the software installer, I see my tmp is almost full.
    I tried to find cleansweep, but in vain.
    What can I do to clean tmp?
    Can all files be removed?

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    ToranK wrote:
    > If I start the software installer, I see my tmp is almost full.


    what "software installer"??

    do NOT try to remove the files in /tmp manually...because Linux uses
    many files in tmp..

    remember "Linux is not Windows"! (cleansweep is not a Linux program..)

    to clean out unneeded and leftover files in /tmp safely and correctly
    see this thread:

    http://forums.opensuse.org/informati...iles-boot.html

    but note, after you boot there WILL be files in /tmp, do NOT touch
    them as they are in use..

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    Hi, Denver,

    The software installer found in Computer - Installing Software (under Yast)

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    TNX a lot for helping!

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    ToranK wrote:
    > TNX a lot for helping!


    welcome....i asked which installer because _most_ folks around here
    would have just written YaST (which is, among other duties, the GUI
    front end for the installation work horse named Zypper)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I followed this guide, but haven't rebooted my system yet. We shall see what happens. Set days to 5.

    Do you have any information on using tmpwatch, or is your method the best way for clearing the /tmp directory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafter22 View Post
    I followed this guide, but haven't rebooted my system yet. We shall see what happens. Set days to 5.

    Do you have any information on using tmpwatch, or is your method the best way for clearing the /tmp directory?
    I have used this method without issue for years. As published in my guide.
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    They way to do it, is the way described. IMHO
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    rafter22 wrote:
    >> (http://tinyurl.com/y7egz6y)

    > I followed this guide, but haven't rebooted my system yet. We shall see
    > what happens. Set days to 5.


    nothing will happen until you reboot, at which time ALL files in /tmp
    *will* be deleted (during the next boot, i believe)..


    > Do you have any information on using tmpwatch, or is your method the
    > best way for clearing the /tmp directory?


    well, who are you?? are you the same poster as the "Toran" who began
    this thread? that is, do you not boot because you are running a
    "production system" or, just what are your situation and needs?

    i'd _guess_ if you know your needs and system...and setup tmpwatch
    correctly it will probably do what you need, or what you think you
    need....

    of course, if you are running a 24x7 production system you already
    have a rock solid backup scheme, so you are only looking at a few
    hours down if you didn't set up tmpwatch exactly correctly, right? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    rafter22 wrote:
    >> (Clear Temp Files at Boot - openSUSE Forums)

    > I followed this guide, but haven't rebooted my system yet. We shall see
    > what happens. Set days to 5.


    nothing will happen until you reboot, at which time ALL files in /tmp
    *will* be deleted (during the next boot, i believe)..


    > Do you have any information on using tmpwatch, or is your method the
    > best way for clearing the /tmp directory?


    well, who are you?? are you the same poster as the "Toran" who began
    this thread? that is, do you not boot because you are running a
    "production system" or, just what are your situation and needs?

    i'd _guess_ if you know your needs and system...and setup tmpwatch
    correctly it will probably do what you need, or what you think you
    need....

    of course, if you are running a 24x7 production system you already
    have a rock solid backup scheme, so you are only looking at a few
    hours down if you didn't set up tmpwatch exactly correctly, right? ;-)

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    No, I'm not Toran, but thank him for asking the question.

    I just rebooted and went from 2045 items in /tmp to 44, so I will use this method and forget all about tmpwatch.

    Not running a 24/7 production system, but I was wondering what I could safely remove from /tmp and came across this post.

    Learn a little more every day.

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