Cleanup of /tmp

Michael Gersten michael at
Wed Jan 30 04:17:29 AEST 1991

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.

michael at denwa!stb!michael!stb!michael 
"Space is an illusion; disk space doubly so"

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