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Automatically Erase Ruby On Rails Session Files

09.16.2005
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        Add to your cron:

1 */4 * * *     find /tmp/ -name "ruby_sess*" -cmin +600 -exec rm \{} \;

Deletes sessions over ten hours old every four hours. Otherwise your /tmp will end up overflowing. This only applies you use the file store method of session storage with Rails.    

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Snippets Manager replied on Thu, 2006/07/27 - 6:08am

If you're running on a shared hosting machine (ie there are multiple users all sharing /tmp), you can add "-user " to the above to restrict your deletion to only your own files. Shouldn't be a problem if the host is configured correctly, but it never hurts!