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Old 03-02-2005, 09:18 PM   #1
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file in /tmp is lost

I found that the file in /tmp is lost and I also found that there is below crontab job , I think the reason the file is lost is because the below cron job , could suggest how can I disable it ? thx.

#vi /etc/crontab


# run-parts
01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
02 4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily
22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly

#/etc/cron.daily> vi tmpwatch
/usr/sbin/tmpwatch 240 /tmp
/usr/sbin/tmpwatch 7200 /var/tmp
for d in /var/{cache/man,catman}/{cat?,X11R6/cat?,local/cat?}; do
if [ -d "$d" ]; then
/usr/sbin/tmpwatch -f 720 $d
Old 03-02-2005, 09:23 PM   #2
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Simply remove the tmpwatch file from /etc/cron.daily to disable tmpwatch from running daily. But you really shouldn't be using /tmp for permanent long term storage anyhow.
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You shouldn't be storing files in /tmp. Many setups will blow away everything in there on boot, shutdown, or both. To disable a cron job just take the executable privileges from the file. "chmod a-x <script>"
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thx reply ,

i tried to change "/usr/sbin/tmpwatch 240 /tmp" to "/usr/sbin/tmpwatch 9999 /tmp" , but the file seems still lost , could suggest how to change the schedule to delete the file eg. once for 2 months ? thx


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