Delete files in /tmp directory in Centos?

Paul Wellner Bou

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I saw this folder tmp on my Centos when checking with winscp, I think it is containing temporary files on my hosting. Can I delete files in this /tmp directory without any problems? it is possible to tell CentOS to delete /tmp folder automatically at shutdown VPS?
 

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They are temp files which you can remove at anytime.

Their are multiple ways of clearing this directory at shutdown, I would suggest creating your own shutdown script which includes removing files from /tmp/

Clear /tmp/* and reboot

Code:
#!/bin/bash
rm -r /tmp/*
shutdown -r now

Clear /tmp/* and shutdown

Code:
#!/bin/bash
rm -r /tmp/*
shutdown -h now
just pick the one you want create the script as root and chmod +x to make it executable. You can call the script whatever you want for example shutdownclear or rebootclear.
 
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