cleaning out tmp

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at itreff.de
Tue Dec 19 07:23:44 PST 2000


+-Simon Perreault-(nomis80 at videotron.ca)-[18.12.00 19:17]:
> On Monday 18 December 2000 09:59, you wrote:
> > I also use rm -rf /tmp/.* which takes care of other pesky temp files. You
> > will get an error message about not being able to delelte "." and ".."
> > directory entries, but that can be safely ignored.
> 
> Once, I used "rm -rf .*" and it deleted everything. EVERYTHING. I was 
> wondering why it was taking so long.

True - it goes recursive through .* - including .. and such :) I think
modern systems don't do that anymore, but I still do rm -rf .?* to get

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