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How to clear "crout" files in /var/spool/cron/tmp

NDO
Super Advisor

How to clear "crout" files in /var/spool/cron/tmp

Hi all

 

/var is filling up because there are some big files in /var/spool/cron/tmp, and these files (crout) have "ftp connection time out" on it. Can I remove those crout files using the "rm" command? Or do I have to investigate which cron entry is causing the ftp message to pop out?

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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to clear "crout" files in /var/spool/cron/tmp

>Can I remove those crout files using the "rm" command?

 

Only after you kill the job.  Otherwise the file won't be removed.

Is the PID encoded in the crout* filename?

 

>Or do I have to investigate which cron entry is causing the ftp message to pop out?

 

That too.