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10.3: Slightly easier (or more effective) way...
Authored by: ajoakland on Dec 15, '03 11:28:39PM

Actually, this is probably NOT a problem, because, in unix, once a file is open, and it is being accessed, you really don't delete it or free it up until it is closed by the program using it. This is a common unix problem with trying to delete evergrowing log files. Even when you rm the file, you don't regain space until the programing using it closes it. Now I am assuming that a VM file would not be closed until the OS was done with it. Also the fact that the user who did this continued being able to work with no problems, adds some credence to the contents not really being lost.

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