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Yes, Rich_c is right. Just wait for your next reboot and /tmp gets cleared out automatically. I don't think it's a clever idea to remove everything from /tmp on a running system. Lots of apps put stuff there until they are closed down. Removing these /tmp file would probably bring your system down. You can certainly delete specific files that you know are no longer necessary (I use /tmp as my default download folder and delete installation files all the time). Why do you want to delete everything from /tmp anyway?
Rebooting didnt remove the files in /tmp (slackware 12.1), but doing:
# rm -rf -- *
as suggested did remove all the files, and it doesnt seem to have created any problems (at least not yet!)
p.s jdkaye, I just wanted a clearout
There are always going to be files in /tmp for the reasons explained above. Are you sure the ones that you save in /tmp when you rebooted arent' fresh ones installed after your latest reboot? You can check the date/time of the files by doing