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Re: /var/tmp?

On Sun 27 Jun 1999, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> I just finished purging some 50 meg of stuff from /var/tmp and it occures
> to me that I'd rather not do this again :> 
> Can anyone think of a reason not to run a program like tmpreaper on
> /var/tmp and set it to a 7 day timer? (should this be part of the

That's what I do.

In fact, on a couple of systems I have /tmp symlinked to /var/tmp to
prevent the root partition from filling up (I have /var on a separate

> official package maybe?)

I (tmpreaper maintainer) wouldn't have any problems with doing so.
Anyone else have arguments against doing so?

Paul Slootman
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