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  1. #1
    Alan-LB NNTP User

    Default Emptying /tmp directory


    I have a lot of stuff collected in the /tmp directory. Is it safe to
    delete these files or is it better to leave them?

    TIA

    Alan


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    ram88 NNTP User

    Default Re: Emptying /tmp directory


    Alan-LB;1901487 Wrote:
    > I have a lot of stuff collected in the /tmp directory. Is it safe to
    > delete these files or is it better to leave them?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Alan


    If your system doesn't use them, they will be automatically deleted.


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    adriandelatabla NNTP User

    Default Re: Emptying /tmp directory


    I think that you can safely delete /tmp content, but there is a more
    elegant way.
    Open yast2->/etc/sysconfig editor
    Look under Cron.
    There you will find several variables that you can set related to /tmp
    dir.
    Look in particular at CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP, if you set this to yes,
    then the system will delete /tmp content on every boot (the default
    value is no at least in 11.1 RC1)
    I hope this help.


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    ken yap NNTP User

    Default Re: Emptying /tmp directory


    ram88;1901489 Wrote:
    > If your system doesn't use them, they will be automatically deleted.


    No, not always true. Only if there is a scavenger cron job.


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    Alan-LB NNTP User

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    Thanks for all your help

    Alan


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    didencool NNTP User

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    this tread help me too with understanding this


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