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Deleting all tmp files (session,cookies,cache) in ruby

For my ruby on rails application,i need to delete all the temporary files created in /tmp folder.If those files increases, at some point in time, my application stops working unless i delete all session files manually.Is there any way, so that i can keep on deleting those files from the folder automatically or somehow.Please help if anyone knows.Its urgent.

Thanks in advance
Jul 7 '08 #1
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If you know the name of the file, just use File.delete("nameoffile.ext") For more information on input/output, see this tutorial.
Jul 7 '08 #2
If you know the name of the file, just use File.delete("nameoffile.ext") For more information on input/output, see this tutorial.
No.I think i was not clear about my question.In tmp/session folder,
This kind of many files get created.I want clear all the files regularly.I should delete all the files in that folder.How can i do this?Hope i am clear this time.

Jul 8 '08 #3
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Use the FileUtils module. Loop over the directory. If it's a file, use rm and if it's a directory use rm_f to delete the files/directories (or you could use rm with option force set to true).

Make an attempt at that and see what you can come up with.
Jul 8 '08 #4
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I have no experience with FileUtils, but that may work exactly as you need. My only question about it is, will it delete current sessions? Is that a concern? If so, you could try using Dir to get all files in the tmp directory, then loop over them. Then for each file, you can check its last modified time (using File.stat) to determine if you want to delete it. I've never used this for the tmp directory, but it works for other situations.
Jul 8 '08 #5
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Good point. Always a good idea to look at the wider picture.
Jul 8 '08 #6

Good day ! :)

I am also in a same position as you.I need to delete all my session files from /tmp directory.Did you found any alternative for that.

Please help me in this issue.I would be Great to you if you can help me in resolving this.

Aug 2 '08 #7
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Did you try the suggestions above?
Aug 2 '08 #8
Yes I tried a bit But No idea at all.
Aug 5 '08 #9
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What did you try? Both suggestions should work. Is it the looping part that's causing you problems. Show your code.
Aug 5 '08 #10

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