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Clearing WireTempDir

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I ran into a weird problem with the WireTempDir (site/assets/cache/WireTempDir).

A client uses cheap hosting that still works well with ProcessWire. But it does for some reason have a file & directory count limitation. And after reaching 260.000 files and directories the file system becomes read only. After some digging, I found that the site/assets/cache/WireTempDir was responsible for about 99% of the reported directories / files. It seems like the temp directories were never cleared. 

Now: I don’t think this a general ProcessWire problem, as I have other sites, that have an empty or – at least – not as full WireTempDir. Are there automated cleanup operations that may not be called due to some weird hosting issues? How are those dummy directories usually handled?

 

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