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Old 05-26-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
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What should i find in /tmp directory in Etch amd64?


Hello All,
I periodically remove unwanted files form the /tmp directory,pdf's etc.
On checking this directory today i see some files i don't recognize.
The following is the current contents of that directory:


ade@debian:~$ cd /tmp
ade@debian:/tmp$ ls
gconfd-ade ksocket-ade orbit-ade virtual-ade.wOVBip
kde-ade mapping-ade ssh-fXzMlD5057
ade@debian:/tmp$

My question is what of the above should be there and what can be safely removed?

Thanks in advance.
The trooper.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 04:35 AM   #2
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Hello trooper,
You can safely remove anything in /tmp, but it's better to do that just before shutdown or at boot.
Applications don't rely on the persistance of /tmp (or if they do, they really shouldn't).
Some distros put /tmp in RAM, so it isn't persistant at all.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 05:35 AM   #3
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Also note there is a utility called 'tmpwatch' that can take are of cleaning out temp dirs.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 06:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!
Just thought it better to check first.
Regards.
The Trooper.
 
  


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