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Old 01-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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/tmp files


What controls how often /tmp is cleaned out? I believe it is removing files over 3 days old and directories over 7. Is there any way to change this for specific files?
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:45 PM   #2
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nothing usually...... you may have skulker running. check your root crontab.

(skulker is not enabled by default, most admins wont use it cos its fairly dangerous).

HTH
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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Where did you see that, Risk91 ? I'm pretty sure on each of my AIX systems since several years, no file has been removed from /tmp without me or a collegue of mine having removed it.
I very often use /tmp as a transitional saving filesystem, or my favourite scripts from the present week, and I would be really furious if my /tmp/doit.sh from last week would happen to disappear.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 01:54 PM   #4
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I have a box running an application from a third party vendor. It's running AIX 5.1, however, the installation of AIX was an install provided by the vendor. I assume they have a script in there somewhere that is doing this "cleanup".

I was also curious as to what was going on as this was not the case with any of the other boxes I have worked with.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:06 PM   #5
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In a lot of other unix systems, /tmp is cleaned up at each reboot.
This is not the case with AIX.
 
  


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