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[Discuss] pulse files in /tmp on RHEL 6

Argument list too long? Tri find(1):

    find /tmp -type d -name pulse\* -mtime +1 -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf

If a granularity of a day is too large:

    touch -d '5 minutes ago' foo && \
    find /tmp -type d -name pulse\* -newer foo -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf &&
    rm -f foo

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 2:49 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:

> I have not been able to find a satisfactory answer online yet.
> The /tmp directory fills up with many pulse directories such as
> 'pulse-zZRmb3xqyy69'
> I have removed all pulseadio packages except pulseaudio-gdm-hooks.x86_64
> 0:0.9.21-17.el6 that is needed for gdm, but the directories are still
> being created.
> The problem is that while these directories are empty, they take up an
> inode slot and eventually cause file system full messages. They are hard
> to remove because when there are too many of them they cannot be removed
> from the command line directory. I just do a remove of /tmp, and
> recreate /tmp
> it tends to occur for users logged in whether they come in from ssh, or
> from VNC when a vnc server is running for a specific user. (I leave a
> vncserver up for each member of the team). In the 20 minutes since I
> cleaned them all out there are over 3000 with only 10 vncservers running
> and only 1 active user, me
> I could set up a daily cron just to remove these directories but that is
> only a workaround
> --
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