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Manoj1
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/tmp file system on hpux

Hi All,

What care should be taken while deleting the contents of the /tmp file system ?

How do we check if this /tmp file is being used by any user or application ?

Thanks,
Manoj
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Ismail Azad
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Re: /tmp file system on hpux

Hi manoj,

/tmp is typically a "scatch space" and normally would not contain any "critical" data. However, because of the default permissions that go on to the /tmp filesystem, it is always good to associate it with a "sticky bit" which is a feature which is present by default in one of the levels of Bastille.

Regards
Ismail Azad
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Manix
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Re: /tmp file system on hpux

try with lsof utility & grep for the the lvol name ,even glance has certain option to check the applications touching the fs.

try with lsof | grep -i

You can check what files are being used as follows.

fuser -cu /tmp
fuser -u /tmp/somefile
lsof +D /tmp
lsof -f -- /tmp

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/System-Administration/tmp-file-system-issue/m-p/4273475#M334587


http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/System-Administration/unable-to-determine-tmp-filesystem-usage/m-p/3498273#M216090

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Dennis Handly
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Re: /tmp file system on hpux

>How do we check if this /tmp file is being used

Or you could just remove "old" files:
find /tmp -mtime +14 -exec rm -rf {} +