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Re: Disk space eaten up

From: Francesco Potorti`
Subject: Re: Disk space eaten up
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:54:31 +0100

>I had this problem once: I had a long-running optimization problem
>where I wanted to see the solution evolving and plotted a bunch of
>data every iteration. It created several hundred thousand files in
>/tmp; everything on the system that even tried to look at contents of
>/tmp would hang for minutes; just deleting those files took several hours.

You can issue
at the Octave 2.1 prompt to get rid of those.

>The tempfile situation is changing, because most temp files were
>created for Gnuplot, and the plotting method is changing to piping
>data and eventually completely away from Gnuplot. Still, for large
>plotting tasks it's probably wise to do system('rm /tmp/oct*') periodically.

In Octave 3 there should be no need to do that.  Am I wrong?

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