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mysterious files

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: mysterious files
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 08:22:12 -0500 (CDT)

On 24-May-2000, Martin Buenner <address@hidden> wrote:

| Dear octave users and developpers,
| while running octave for some extensive calculations, which also invoke
| shell scripts and read data from files, octave writes some mysterious
| files to the directory /var/tmp. The operating system is HP-UX. The
| files are called similar to oct-OHAa23643, where the PID of octave is
| 23643. In the file there is always some matrix in ascii format.
| i.e. if I type 'more oct-KHAa23643', I will get 
| # name: /var/tmp/oct-KHAa23643
| # type: matrix
| # rows: 4
| # columns: 2
|  1700 -18.7502445728488
|  1700 -20
|  1750 -20
|  1750 -18.7502445728488
| Does anybody know where this comes from

These are most likely temporary files created by Octave and used for

| and how it is able to surpress this behaviour?

Don't make plots.  :-)

You can also use purge_tmp_files periodically to remove them.


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