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Date:      Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:46:07 -0500
From:      Jerry <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: clearing /var/tmp in periodic.conf?
Message-ID:  <20121129134607.1442eebb@scorpio>
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On Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:19:08 -0700
Gary Aitken articulated:

> Any reasons why one should not clear /var/tmp via periodic.conf?

=46rom "/etc/defaults/rc.conf"

clear_tmp_enable=3D"NO"   # Clear /tmp at startup.
clear_tmp_X=3D"YES"       # Clear and recreate X11-related directories in /=

populate_var=3D"AUTO"     # Set to YES to always (re)populate /var, NO to n=
cleanvar_enable=3D"YES"   # Clean the /var directory

I use the first two options without any apparent problems. I have never
used the last two. Maybe someone who is more familiar with them could
explain them in more detail.

Jerry =E2=99=94

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