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Re: Clean up /tmp on system reboot [was: Xorg server always starting up on DISPLAY 3.0]
- From: Andrew DeFaria <Andrew at DeFaria dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:14:55 -0700
- Subject: Re: Clean up /tmp on system reboot [was: Xorg server always starting up on DISPLAY 3.0]
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On 4/9/2015 3:22 PM, Mark Hansen wrote:
Or use cron...
How can cron help? You don't want to delete these files while some
process may be
using them (note: I didn't say while the process has the file open - it
may not be
open to be valuable). You really need this clean-up done when the
machine boots up
because you know at that point, all the processes that were using those
Somebody hasn't read man 5 crontab, which states:
These special time specification "nicknames" are supported, which
replace the 5 initial time and date fields, and are prefixed by
@reboot : Run once, at startup.
@yearly : Run once a year, ie. "0 0 1 1 *".
@annually : Run once a year, ie. "0 0 1 1 *".
@monthly : Run once a month, ie. "0 0 1 * *".
@weekly : Run once a week, ie. "0 0 * * 0".
@daily : Run once a day, ie. "0 0 * * *".
@hourly : Run once an hour, ie. "0 * * * *".
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