The securetmp Script

Valid for versions 82 through the latest version



Last modified: July 21, 2022


The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/securetmp script lets you mount your server’s /tmp partition to a temporary file. The temporary file only uses 1% of your system’s available disk space in the /usr partition, for a minimum of 500MB, up to a maximum of 4GB. Securing this partition provides extra security for your server.

For more information about securing your server, read our Tips to Make Your Server More Secure documentation.

Run the script

To run this script on the command line, use the following format:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/securetmp [options]


Use the following options with this script:

Option Description Example
--auto Skip all interactive customization questions. --auto
--daemonize Run this script as a background process.
The script runs this option by default.
--install Include this script in the system startup process. --install
--uninstall Remove this script from the system startup process. --uninstall
--help Display the script’s help documentation. --help

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