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Old 02-10-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
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What is all this junk in the /tmp folder?

Is the /tmp folder the Linux equivalent of the Temporary Internet Files folder? Can I delete everything and anything in it? Stuff seems to be piling up in it...
Old 02-10-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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Smart answer = Temp files

It isn't equivalent to tempory internet files however. Often times programs will put lock files and temp. data files in there while they are running. So it isn't a good idea to just blindly delete everything in there. You can, however, feel free to delete all those files before unmounting your root partition on shutdown if you'd like.
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