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infecticide
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:09 am    Post subject: Huge /TMP file Reply with quote

I was in the process of cleaning up the garbage on my drive and found this.


Code:
du -h /tmp


<snip>
1.2G /tmp/kde-infecticide
<snip>

Upon further investigation (and stupidity on my part) I realized this is a directory.

Found this:

892M ktar-se6JXb.tar



What goes into this directory and is it important?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's in the tar file?
Code:
tar -tvf ktar-se6JXb.tar

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very large porn archive?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It turned out to be a copy of a Gentoo base system I build for my mother for her computer. ktar-*.tar files are aborted TAR files, there were others I remember aborting and this is where they ended up.

Synopsis:

DELETE THEM!

Thanks people.



But does anybody know what this directory is for and what would happen if I emptied it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just get out of KDE and delete it. I purge everything in /tmp at shutdown myself.
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