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tmpreaper Cannot chdir() to `/tmp/

My friend and me run a website hosted on an Ubuntu VDS. None of us is sys-admin. The site use an ImageMagick tool for PDF to PNG conversions. This fills the /tmp/ folder with tons of big temporary ...
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Package for tmpwatch

I have a server application which runs on redhat and SuSE. It should run on ubuntu servers, too. The application uses the executable tmpwatch There seems to be no package for it in ubuntu. And I ...
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what directory is the tmp file in

I'm a totally overwhelmed, brand new user. had a lot of problems during the install process while half asleep after a long day of fighting with windows and then giving up on the whole windows OS. ...
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System without /tmp dir?

Running df -h gives: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev tmpfs 385M 6.2M 379M 2% /run /dev/sda2 113G 27G 81G 25% / ...
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How to recover tmp folder and problems with apt lockfile [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted tmp folder. than I was unable to visit browser neither could update/upgrade from terminal. I somehow managed to give 777 permissions to tmp. but When running sudo apt-get ...
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/tmp folders keep popping up on ubuntu desktop?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and /tmp folders will pop up on the desktop for an unknown reason. They'll take over the screen if I leave them for long enough. How can I troubleshoot / stop this from ...
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Ubuntu low memory after playing videos from .zip file

I have a .zip file that is 4Gb of size and has videos, after trying to play some of them directly from the .zip file just by double clicking I noticed that I was running low on HD memory so I ...
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File system has become read-only after updating to 15.04?

I stupidly decided to update from 14.04LTS to 14.10 and then 15.04. Since doing that, my website has gone down and file system has become read only. I have no idea what has gone wrong, as the updates ...
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Delete files in `/tmp` after n days

I just switched from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 and can't get /tmp to keep files for 9 days. I think I've previously done it by changing TMPTIME in /etc/default/rcS to 9 (and of course removing the hash ...
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remove Windows recovery in /tmp, apt-get clean doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I am getting a /tmp directory full message often. So I tried sudo apt-get clean but that didn't work, still getting disk full messages. Thin @MiHa suggested that my windows ...
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Change from windows 7 to ubuntu 14. And doesnt work

I changed from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 and after installation it loaded Windows. From windows i selected Ubuntu as my default OS. Since, it only shows a message that says serious errors were found ...
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tmp is not ready error

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from external hard-drive. Sometimes, when I run ubuntu "the disk drive for /tmp is not ready" error message appears and OS cannot be started. In this case, I restart several ...
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Disk Drive for /tmp is not ready or present [duplicate]

Sometimes when I start my Ubuntu it says The disk drive for /tmp is yet not ready or present.Why am I getting such errors? And how to solve it?
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Why is /tmp getting cleaned out in Ubuntu 15.04?

I want to keep files newer than 7 days in /tmp between boots. Prior to 15.04 I did this by setting TMPTIME=7 in /etc/default/rcS. But with 15.04 and the replacement of upstart by systemd, this ...
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Preserve files in /tmp using systemd in 15.04

If possible I'd like to preserve /tmp/foo/* across boots. My attempts at configuring tmpfiles.d have been unsuccessful. As root I created /etc/tmpfiles.d/foo.conf with contents: x /tmp/foo/* XOR ...
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Can't unmount /tmp, fuser output empty

my /tmp shrank to 1MB because there were no free space on /home device. Now I need to expand this, so the first thing to do is to unmount the device. But that's what happens when I try: ~ $ df ...
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will mounting /tmp with noexec and nosuid cause problems? [duplicate]

I plan to use this line in /etc/fstab on Ubuntu 14.04 server (LAMP configured): /run/shm/tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev,noexec,size=8G 0 0 My question is, does anyone know if I will create problems by ...
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Is uploading files in default /tmp folder an security vulnerability?

I am running Ubuntu with apache on a server. I want to experiment with uploading files to the server using POST. In php.ini you can set the folder to use when uploading files. The default is to use ...
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found maas user directory in tmp?

I am somewhat new to servers, and even more fresh when it comes to Ubuntu. I am looking on my Ubuntu folder and found a directory owned by a user maas... drwx------ 2 maas maas 4096 Dec 22 00:26 ...
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Corrupt /tmp directory

My /tmp directory got corrupted. Things got scary for a while and I was unable to boot :-(. I have now got myself back to a working system by renaming the corrupt /tmp to /tmp.old, and creating a new ...
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Best way to mount /tmp in fstab?

What is the best way (options, those numbers on the end) to mount a /tmp partition in /etc/fstab in terms of security and speed on a desktop (laptop) computer (read: not server)? I've heard about ...
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Why does e-cryptfs keep filling up /tmp?

For some stupid reason Ubuntu 14.10 is now filling up /tmp with files. There are millions. dmesg shows me thousands of lines like this, [15686.146977] ecryptfs_create: Failed to create file inlower ...
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Move /tmp (ssd) to /home (hhd)

I have an SSD (256gb) with two partitions, one of the with Ubuntu. I also have an HDD with /home and a partition for data (music, videos, etc). I would like to move /tmp (on the ssd) to /home (on the ...
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Why system assigns a “volume name” for a binded “/tmp”? [duplicate]

(The problem is found on: KUbuntu 13.10) Initially /tmp is not binded. System has a volume with a label "Vol_2" (e.g., /dev/sda2). A user logs in. The user mounts the volume "Vol_2" to ...
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tmp dir 100% full only 56k out of 1MB being used

I know there are lots of posts on in the stack exchange web with problems similar to mine but I have not found one that quite helps yet. As you can see from the output below df shows my /tmp directory ...
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How to fix “/tmp is not ready or not present” after dual boot?

How can I fix "/tmp is not ready or not present" on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Problem with startup [duplicate]

I Uploaded Ubuntu 14.04 with no problem. When I start I get the message disk drive fo /tmp is not ready yet or not present. continue, press I to ignore, press S to skip mounting or M for manual ...
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Error reading disk drive /tmp at boot

First I want to say thank you in advance because I have been reading all the forum entries about similar problems and I have had no luck in solving this one. I have a Dell Inspiron with a phony ...
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Disk drive boot problem: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or is not present!

When I started Ubuntu, I got this error: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or is not present! I tried skipping mounting, but it came up like a command prompt. Please help me.
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Can't upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 because of /tmp

Cannot run the upgrade This is usually caused by a system where /tmp is mounted noexec. Please remount without noexec and run the upgrade again. I am very much a newbie and have no idea how to ...
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mysql error : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI

Query failed by reason : Incorrect key file for table '/tmp/#sql_5115_0.MYI i read that it may be realted to disk space issue but i ma not sure how that is as df -h returns Filesystem Size ...
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What is the “t” letter in the output of “ls -ld /tmp”?

When running the command ls -ld /tmp, the output would be: drwxrwxrwt 30 root root 20480 Mar 11 14:17 /tmp So I have two main questions: What is the letter t after the permissions? As far as I ...
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Using a cronjob to clean /tmp

Is it safe to use a bash script and a cronjob to empty /tmp automatically, or should I do this differently?
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How do I change the default overflow size in Ubuntu

Google is failing me, It appears in some systems it's located in a (script)file called mountoverflowtmp under /etc/init.d/ However it doesn't appear to be there in Ubuntu, and I'm not having any ...
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Can't login anymore

In an attempt to free up disk space as I was 100% full and could not write to the disk anymore I ran Sudo rm -rf /tmp Seems like that was a rather stupid thing to do as I cannot login into my ...
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gedit - files in File Browser I never opened

Typically, gedit has the file or folders I've been recently working on in the File Browser on the left side of the window. Today, I opened gedit and found that it was listing things like "Pulse-(trash ...
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/tmp is yet not ready or not present

After pressing power bottom, when Ubuntu shows the login screen it also shows this error the drive for /tmp is yet not ready or not present. Why is this displayed? And how to solve this error?
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Ubuntu having a weird problem whille detecting for /

This is happening rapidly and since 3 days. It has happened 3 times. when the boot splash screen appears, while booting, i see an error saying that problems were detected while checking for / and ...
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How to clean /tmp?

rizhas@rizhas-laptop:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 67G 58G 5,2G 92% / none 4,0K 0 4,0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 1,5G 12K ...
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Should the ~/tmp folder belong to me or root?

I was trying to run yeoman under my user, when I got errors when it tried to access /home/adityamenon/tmp. I checked the permissions and it turns out ~/tmp/ belongs to root. So I changed the user and ...
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broken HDD with /var /tmp inside.

My 2TB hard disk is broken. /var, /tmp and swap partition were in this drive. I can start ubuntu but only in text mode and wih limits. How can I create /var and /tmp inside / partition? Now ...
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script to clear folder/drive on boot

I want to make my own /tmp folder on one of my drives /media/Torrents How would I go about create a script to run on startup applications? I already have this script where it mounts the drive on boot: ...
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How to make /tmp executable?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. When I clicked in the Update Manager Upgrade a messagebox apeared: Can not run the upgrade. This usually is caused by a system ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “tmp” and to indiv. bookmarks in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

Building on my earlier question, where the accepted answer used keyboard accelerators for some elements of the dialog, I'm still trying to find the accelerator (and/or quickest way) to select ...
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Lost a saved gedit file

I saved a text file in gedit last night before shutting off my computer, and I remember what I named the file. When I turned on my computer this morning to load the file, I could not find it. I've ...
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“long” time booting because “/tmp is not ready or present” [duplicate]

I say "long" because it's 30 seconds or a minute. After that time, the computer starts normally, but I don't know how to improve the boot time. I tried what people say here /tmp is not ready or ...
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Having access to buffered videos in ram [closed]

I read that you-tube buffered videos are the in RAM while playing them and you need not download them again. just copy the flash file to another location. However,when I copied it to the home ...
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Increase /tmp folder space using external drive

Using Ubuntu 12.04 precise pangolin, 32 bit on 6GB partition I don't have much space left on my HDD, so I installed ubuntu on a partition of just 6GB. Everything was working fine. I decided to have a ...
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Terminal command to clean tmp folder and set permission flags

Because of a low-graphics error I am not able to log into my system anymore. Well .. I am not seeing any graphical interface (solutions here How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics ...
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Booting stops at disk checking

I am constantly face this problem. When i start my laptop it checks the disk for errors , after that it shows , " some defects are found " when i press 'F' to Fix errors , it shows /tmp is not ready ...