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Re: cleaning up /var/tmp



> 
> On Sat, 22 Mar 1997 16:31:49 PST Jim Pick (jim@jimpick.com) wrote:
> 
> > > What process (if any) cleans up /var/tmp, or is that job up to the user?
> > 
> > It happens in /etc/init.d/boot.
> > 
> > Of course, that doesn't help you if you only reboot once every six months
> > or so...   :-)
> 
> Nope, /var/tmp is never cleaned.
> /tmp, /var/run and /var/lock are cleaned upon reboot.
> 
> There's commented code in the /etc/cron.something-ly to clean /tmp regularly, but it's not activated because of the find+xargs security bug (where a carefully crafted enough filename can cause programs to be executed by the UID running find+xargs).
> 
> Phil.

Oops - I misread the question.

Cheers,

 - Jim

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