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Old 12-30-2012, 04:35 AM   #1
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Question odd subdirectories in /tmp


Hi all,

I was looking for something in my /tmp directory and found a whole bunch of subdirectories with similar names and the same creation time:

Code:
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu4.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu5.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu6.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu7.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu8.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu9.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccua.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccub.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccuc.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccud.tmp/
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<more of the same>
... they're all empty. I don't know anything about these ... are they perhaps something to be concerned about?

Thx,

Glenn
 
Old 12-30-2012, 04:45 AM   #2
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I dont know but i allso have strange files in /tmp one of them is this Yxx87nb.exe.rar ?
The other one is that

srwxr-xr-x 1 tux users 0 дек 30 01:46 0851FE1DDCCA1519F4932CCC1B57D58A4FB85E43.16.0.912.29_service_ipc
Ok i found that is from chromium бровсер-16.0.912.29
But the other one i dont know

Last edited by tuxbg; 12-30-2012 at 06:04 AM.
 
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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Yip, I see these "lua"-kind of files quite often in /tmp. Probably related to a suspend/resume cycle. As they are empty I always delete them.

Last edited by brobr; 12-30-2012 at 07:31 AM.
 
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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Quote:
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Code:
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu4.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu5.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu6.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu7.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu8.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccu9.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccua.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccub.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccuc.tmp/
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Dec 28 20:47 lua3ccud.tmp/
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Glenn:

Running conky?
 
Old 12-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #5
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I dont know but i allso have strange files in /tmp one of them is this Yxx87nb.exe.rar ?
The other one is that
Firefox will put files in /tmp sometimes while downloading if you have "Always ask me Where to save" they are random_name.filetype.part so I have many gibberish.exe.part from when I downloaded my GOG games to play in wine, I also have gibberish.iso.part and gibberish.gz.part probably for the same reason. I don't use chromium but maybe it uses rar as its tmp store of downloads? Or it could be a tmp file while some archiving program unrared a file?

Last edited by pataphysician; 12-30-2012 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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Aha!

It's LibreOffice Calc that's doing it. Whew. I ran 'file' on the latest .tmp file and got:

Code:
bash-4.2$ file !$
file lucdpeud.tmp
lucdpeud.tmp: OpenDocument Spreadsheet
Thanks for the tips, everyone. Marking as solved.
 
  


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