Cleanup of /tmp

Augustine Cano afc at
Thu Jan 31 02:25:47 AEST 1991

In article <1991Jan29.171729.11768 at> michael at (Michael Gersten) writes:
>I discovered that something is cleaning up /tmp without my knowledge.
>It is not /etc/rc. I've been up 15 days.
>It is not crontab, nor any cleanup deamons run from crontab.
>Whatever it is wipes out the entire /tmp/*, without regard for
>how recent the file is. This is rather unfriendly, and may cause
>some programs to crash that assume that they can re-open a file
>(such as a program that runs in two or three phases. Say a C compiler).
>Does anyone know which program is doing this and how to stop it?
>I suspect it is smgr, but a strings does not show '/tmp' in it.

It's /etc/.cleanup.  The offending line is rm -rf /tmp/*.  I have commented
it and my files no longer disappear.

>		Michael
>		Michael
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