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Old 01-11-2004, 08:17 AM   #1
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what about maintenance?

does linux clean up hard disk form unnecessary and temp files regularly itself or do i have to do it myself?
if i have to, then how to do it?
Old 01-11-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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Yes it is done automatically on a regular basis and unlike M$ you don't have to do anything.
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Depends on the distro, and how it's set-up.

Some distros will clean /tmp at shutdown,
others will clean /tmp and some lock-files in
/var at startup, others won't do either :}

No idea what fedora does, look through the
rc.d directory tree and at /etc/inittab for more

Old 01-13-2004, 06:08 AM   #4
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i have fedora, but considering move to debian instead.

does fedora empty ./trash regurarly as well?
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Is there anyway to look at a particular config file and tell?


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