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Re: /var/tmp?

Paul Slootman wrote:
> 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
> filesystem).
> > official package maybe?)
> I (tmpreaper maintainer) wouldn't have any problems with doing so.
> Anyone else have arguments against doing so?


It had been my understanding that /var/tmp is supposed to be
persistent.  Reaping it could well confuse programs which rely on this
(and me, since I rely on it personally).


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