[lug] ls -l /var/tmp = drwxrwxrwt 16 root root 1478656 Mar 19 10:38tmp

Bob Collins bcollins at fpcc.net
Mon Mar 19 14:08:54 MST 2001

"D. Stimits" wrote:

ls -ald * gave: argument list too long.

ls -ald gave: drwxrwxrwt  16 root     root      1478656 Mar
19 10:38 .

It looks like most of the files were created by kde.

>  10:38 ectories are in /tmp/? Most X related ones can be removed
> (probably best while X isn't running, init to non-X runlevel if it
> automatically runs X at startup). Some of those are:
> .ICE-unix
> .X11-unix
> .esd
> .gnome
> .xf86config*
> .kfm-cache-*
> nscomm*
> orbit-*
> There are in fact annoyance programs that take advantage of filling up a
> partition through tmp entries. The one that I've helped others fix in
> the past is "SuperForker", a fork bomb that builds subdirectories,
> recursively, in /tmp/ where anyone has permission. It grows until the
> system is out of resources, and uses directory names that can't be typed
> in at the keyboard without special escape sequences. What does it show
> if you type from /tmp/ "ls -ald *"?
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   Regards, Bob Collins
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