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Avoid a problem caused by a Samsung color printer
Authored by: mrcookie on Nov 11, '08 02:27:44PM

this sounds a little strange, I don't think the /private/var/tmp/462xxx stuff is really a result of Spanel.app - these files contain the temporarily unpacked Printer description files, I have whole bunch of these - some are about 2 years old, but my Spanel.app was only installed few months ago... it might be produced by cups or printer setup utility. Anyway what I found strange is that (at least on Leopard) there seems to be no periodical cleanup of /private/var/tmp.



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Avoid a problem caused by a Samsung color printer
Authored by: allentown on Nov 11, '08 10:15:55PM

If you see stuff in tmp that are two years old, the dates are just wrong. The reason there are no clean up tools for tmp is that it is emptied on reboot. I guess you could have tmp with files that old if you have not rebooted in 2 years, but that is not likely.



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