Cleaning up Temporary Files (te######)

Any file that has a name that starts with a letter followed by 7 digits or starts with 2 letters followed by 6 digits is either a temporary file made by the SURVOX system or something someone specifically named by a user. Temporary files can be deleted as long as the date and time stamp are not currentbecause then it might actually be in use by an existing running program. If the file was created by a user, then you will need to check with that user whether the file still has use or not.

Files that are name te###### are temporary files the software creates while it is running. If the program ends normally it will cleanup after itself, however, if it crashes or is killed for some reason, it won’t be able to do the cleanup process and the temporary files will be left behind.

You can end up getting ue###### files if the temporary file name the program is trying to use already exists, so it renames the old one by alpha kicking the first letter and this can continue leaving many termporary files behind. You can then up with files called ve###### and so forth and so on, with the first letter alpha kicked again and again.

As long as the date and time stamp are not current, these files can be and should be deleted as your regular clean up of log files.

In general, if you are not sure if the file is of any use, you can list it out and see if the contents look like a normal input or output to the any of the SURVOX programs. If the file does not look like it is a useful input or output file andhas not been accessed for a long time, it is definitely a candiate to delete especially if there is a recent backup so the file can be recovered if need be.