Monthly Archives: September 2010

Fun with Google Instant

This is the second mention of Billy Joel on this blog…

Directories under /tmp/.private can’t be deleted?

There’s an irksome problem which I’ve encountered on a few Linux boxen recently, whereby directories under /tmp/.private, such as /tmp/.private/root, simply cannot be deleted – even as root, nothing seems to be able to shift them!

This may only be an issue on installations which make use of the PAMmktemp‘ module…