A few days ago Codejacked wrote an article talking about Delete your TEMP files on shutdown for Windows. As much as I loved the article, I have recently switched over to Ubuntu. Like all operating systems, GNU Linux has temporary files also. Here’s how to delete them on shutdown.
- Back up what you’re going to working on.
sudo cp /etc/init.d/sysklogd /etc/init.d/sysklogd_backup
- Open the file in
sudo vim /etc/init.d/sysklogd
- Find the following section
# ... stop) log_begin_msg "Stopping system log daemon..." start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --oknodo --exec $binpath --pidfile $pidfile log_end_msg $? # ...
- Add the following line after
log_end_msg $?or before
rm -fr /tmp/* /tmp/.??*
- Save the file and you’re set!