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19-03-2007, 07:48 AM
Can I clean out my tmp files in Suse like I used to in XP and why are a lot of the folders in tmp "locked"

19-03-2007, 06:02 PM
You don't need to clean out /tmp as the system should remove the unwanted ones when it next boots up. The lock files are there because some application is currently using it. Other locked files (with the padlock symbol) are owned by root and you do not have permission to view them. Some files in /tmp are required by the system.

19-03-2007, 07:34 PM
As Jen has said, you don't manually touch this. On most Linux-based systems as a normal user you cannot modify files outside your own home directory or certain external filesystems (USB drives, etc) unless permissions are deliberately altered to permit it. You only own a few of the files in tmp, hence all the "locks".