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linuxfond 06-12-2004 01:03 PM

file:/tmp - mysterious contents. Rm, or not rm?
 
Hello,
My file:/tmp is filled with bizzare folders like: 023457682349, 023457682350, 023457682351 etc...
There are 3589 folders like that.
Every folder contains a folder .qt and a file .fonts.cache-1
Every .qt containts 4 files: qt_plugins_3.1rc, qt_plugins_3.1rc.lock, qtrc and qtrc.lock.
What are these folders and files?
Sometimes /tmp also containts empty files like .resolve.conf.EtWZqf - a few thousands of them.
What's up? Is my computer going crazy? rm, or not rm, that's the question.
Thanks,
:o

Tuttle 06-12-2004 01:06 PM

I should imagine you can safely remove them then carefully monitor what actions (you do) create the new ones? Strike me down if I am wrong!

linuxfond 06-12-2004 01:11 PM

Ok.... kay. Let's try.

linuxfond 06-12-2004 01:19 PM

Bah... I don't know where they come from. I moved them all to another folder, and I don't see which programs needs it.
Probably, it is safe to remove them.
Thanks for your idea.

trickykid 06-12-2004 01:49 PM

KDE is used by qt so most likely those are just random tmp files created when working in KDE. Just add a script at shutdown/reboot or boot up to remove and clear out /tmp. Usually anything in there can be safely removed, unless your running applications while X is running that may be using the files at that given time, etc.

linuxfond 06-12-2004 02:00 PM

Thanks. That's what I thought, just I wanted to make sure. :)


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