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clamav & .sim directories in /tmp

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BeNE.WS, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. BeNE.WS

    BeNE.WS Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I have several clamav??? and .sim-??? directories and mysql files in my /tmp directory of our server.

    exemples:

    total 2432
    drwxrwxrwt 49 root root 54272 Sep 8 13:25 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 Sep 8 11:35 ../
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Sep 8 11:28 .sim-14988/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 17:26 .sim-21410/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 17:31 .sim-21760/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 17:32 .sim-22303/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 17:36 .sim-22929/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 11:55 .sim-23003/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 11:55 .sim-23081/

    ....

    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 6 08:12 MY4s1IPj
    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 6 08:12 MY5v7OES
    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 6 08:12 MY8XMAvK
    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 6 08:12 MYC6hC4E
    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 6 08:12 MYI82h68
    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 6 08:12 MYIp4EBd
    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 5 12:29 MYLs2MVN
    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 6 08:12 MYMJ7bf6
    -rw------- 1 mysql mysql 0 Sep 6 08:12 MYPS2vu8


    drwx------ 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 13:04 clamav-00e7d887da675454/
    drwx------ 3 root root 1024 Sep 7 22:57 clamav-028fcd300561782f/
    drwx------ 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 13:03 clamav-03416ea095195eed/
    drwx------ 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 15:59 clamav-0ea004fb2b0b8ca4/
    drwx------ 3 root root 1024 Sep 7 22:56 clamav-1ba5842343d38781/
    drwx------ 2 root root 1024 Sep 6 13:20 clamav-1d2858211e34de87/

    What are they ?
    Who's putting them over there ?
    May I delete them ?
    is it possible to delete them automatically ?

    Thanks for yur help.
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Well, clamav and sim are putting them in there. /tmp should be cleared down automatically by a cron job usually in /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch though the default age is usually quite big and you might want to shorten it.
     
  3. BeNE.WS

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    What do I need to change in this file so that it will delete the files in /tmp sooner ?

    /usr/sbin/tmpwatch 240 /tmp
    /usr/sbin/tmpwatch 720 /var/tmp
    for d in /var/{cache/man,catman}/{cat?,X11R6/cat?,local/cat?}; do
    if [ -d "$d" ]; then
    /usr/sbin/tmpwatch -f 720 $d
    fi
    done

    Thanks allready for you help.
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Well, the relevant line is:

    /usr/sbin/tmpwatch 240 /tmp

    and man tmpwatch shows you that the interval is in hours.
     
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