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Marshall Dudley wrote:
> I was running clamscan, and the var partition of the drive filled up.
> This partition had 300 Meg free on it, and clamscan created a huge
> number of files like mixedtextportion05GJ4k in the
> /tmp/clamav-ec6d3e4e4e253eaf directory and filled it up. To make
> matters worse, I had a difficult time deleting them to get the system
> back up because when I tried to do a "rm *" it reported that the file
> list was too long, so I had to delete them a few at a time.
rm *[a-m];rm *[n-z];rm *[0-9]
But an interesting problem you were left with, for sure. I sounds like a zip or other archive got unarchived and it was a file bomb.