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Re: autoclean mode for tmpfs
On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 10:40:00AM +0300, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
> > > Sounds like a job for the userland and cron(8).
> > uh no.
> > See: "since cleaning /tmp on a live system is very dangerous"
> So care to elaborate what is dangerous about it?
It's a security FAQ. If you do rm -rf (or nearly any of the other
obvious/easy alternatives) in a world-writable directory, a hostile
user can interact with it to erase any file on the system.
David A. Holland
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