Files in /var/news/tmp

Russ Allbery rra at
Fri Aug 4 19:39:48 UTC 2006

Kathryn Hemness <kfhemness at> writes:

> I've been really happy with the performance of my news server running
> innd-2.4.2, but last night my news.daily didn't run due to the following
> error:

> Temporary file /var/news/tmp/doex26371 exists

> This file does exist with a creation/modification date of
> Aug 19  2005.

> Is this a case of a recycling a doex #?  And can I safely remove the
> files in /var/news/tmp so that my news.daily will run tonight?

Yes, and yes.  The file is just named with the current process ID and can
get stranded if news.daily is killed or aborts.

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