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 think that most of them are print-related. There are empty directories with
names like autoKNJXsu, and lots of 19.1K files that contain the line '*% You
may save this file as 'HP-DeskJet_990C-hpijs.ppd'. There are also some files
that seem to be previews of failed print jobs when I was setting up a remote
These (print) are the ones I propose deleting. I'd leave anything that I had
doubts about, although socket files and mapping files exist (often 0 bytes)
with dates in November and December - this is a box that is shut down most