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[Discuss] pulse files in /tmp on RHEL 6 - followup

The real issue was that cron was not working. The root passwords on
these systems were expired and this prevents cron from executing on a
user with an expired password. Once I reset all the passwords my test in
cron.hourly worked, and tmpwatch should do its job.Just one thing I was
unaware of. What threw me off was that one of those hosts downloads a
product from Toronto every week and was working, but it was using my
userid not root.

On 03/11/2015 07:18 PM, Richard Pieri wrote:
> On 3/11/2015 3:18 PM, John Abreau wrote:
>> Argument list too long? Tri find(1):
> I'd originally considered suggesting that you tweak the tmpwatch daily
> crontab entry to be more aggressive since the default EL prune time is
> 30 days but a separate pulse pruner crontab would be less disruptive.
> Personally, I don't find /tmp cleaners to be workarounds. They're part
> of every normally functioning UNIX and Unix-alike that I've ever
> managed even when I've had to roll my own.

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