Around 11:20am on Sunday, January 07, 2007 (UK time), Anne Wilson scrawled:
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
> 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.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting a bad thing?
11:29:41 up 141 days, 13:56, 1 user, load average: 0.26, 0.08, 0.02