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how to remove the temp file in fedora 17

asked 2012-12-11 08:16:32 -0600

Aravindhan gravatar image

I am using fedora 17 in this when I open any file the temp file is created near to that file with the syntax like this.

                              filename.extension~

After i closed the file also it is not getting removed ....Every time there is a need delete that file manually ....Is there any way to overcome this ....if so explain how????

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answered 2012-12-11 10:57:28 -0600

Jomoos gravatar image

Those kind of temporary files are usually created by text editors. Since you are using Kwrite, it is the work of it. From this link:

Those are 'backup' files. They are backups of the file as it appeared before the last 'save'. Their purpose is to allow you to recover the original file in case you majorly mess it up. The trailing tilde (~) character is the traditional unix/linux way to denote backup files (MS Windows appends '.bak' to the original file name). You can cleanup backup files with:

rm *~

Backups have saved my behind more than once...

If you do not want backup files, merely change the 'kwrite' settings:

'Settings' -> 'Configure Editor' -> 'Open/Save' 

           -> in 'Backup on Save' un-check 'Local files'
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answered 2012-12-11 09:23:24 -0600

skytux gravatar image

Could you explain in more details what program are you using that creates that temp file, please? Try searching in the preferences of the program. Some programs have a check-box to enable/disable temp file creation.

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Ok, then proceed as explained below by @Jomoos. Good luck :)

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2012-12-11 11:56:23 -0600 )edit

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