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In my /tmp folder, i have two items which are locked: orbit-gdm pulse-PKdhtXMmr18n Is this normal/safe? If not, is it safe to delete these?...
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    Question about files in /tmp folder


    In my /tmp folder, i have two items which are locked:

    orbit-gdm
    pulse-PKdhtXMmr18n

    Is this normal/safe? If not, is it safe to delete these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocifer View Post
    In my /tmp folder, i have two items which are locked:

    orbit-gdm
    pulse-PKdhtXMmr18n

    Is this normal/safe? If not, is it safe to delete these?
    I'm not going to tell you it's safe because then you'll be relying on the knowledge or opinion or others. I'll show you how to determine things yourself:
    - Running 'apropos orbit' or 'locate pulse' is a good way to find out if there's related items on the system,
    - 'stat /tmp/orbit-gdm' will show you file ownership and timestamp,
    - Querying your package manager for "ORBit" or "pulse" will show you any packages that might be related,
    - Running 'lsof -Pwn +D/tmp' shows you all processes that have items in use in /tmp ('fuser -v /tmp/orbit-gdm' being another option).

    With the information above, just basic parts of managing your system, it should be easier to find out if the items are legitimate and in use.

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