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Why is there 8GB worth of files in my /tmp?

I just got a notification saying I have a small amount of disk space left: so I opened baobab to investigate and noticed this: It turns out that my /tmp folder is full of files names like ...
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Can I safely remove all the files in /tmp?

I want to make free space on my computer, and Baobab tells me /tmp is 8 Gio large. Can I delete all the files in /tmp safely? Do I have to close some programs first? Additionally, why is this ...
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How to move my Trash into /tmp or automatically empty trash on reboot?

I rarely use Trash. (I use Shift+Delete) But recently, I found I often remove some important files by mistake. So I want to use Trash now. But as we all know, my limited disk space will be filled ...
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Where are Firefox Flash temporary files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I access Flash files from streaming websites? When playing Flash multimedia on Firefox eg. a Youtube video, the files used to be stored in /tmp/ , but they do ...
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Disk errors when booting, system doesn't run properly after disk check

I'm using 11.04 on Dell Vostro 1000 laptop. For some time it was ok, but now Ubuntu usually fails to boot. After selecting Ubuntu in grub, I usually see purple (plain, without logo) or black screen ...
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How is the /tmp directory cleaned up?

How is the /tmp directory cleaned up? Is it automatic? If so, how frequently is it cleaned up?
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Good filesystem for /tmp?

I'm thinking of having /tmp on its own partition... what would be a good filesystem to format it with? The reason I ask is because the data being stored in /tmp is not permanent, so I don't need ...