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Old 04-17-2001, 08:47 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how to empty the tmp folder? I do not believe my system is doing it automatically.
 
Old 04-17-2001, 04:38 PM   #2
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I didn't think that the /tmp folder was emptied regularly, unless you have set it to from some certain distro, or have created a script to do it.

Unless you delete every file by hand I don't know of any other way.
 
Old 04-18-2001, 07:38 AM   #3
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rm -rf /tmp/*
rm -rf /tmp/.*
 
Old 04-18-2001, 08:33 AM   #4
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I was curious to know whether linux /tmp folder items work similar to (gasp) Windows, meaning that everything in there could be deleted as long as it does not have a current day date stamp on it.
 
  


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