How do I delete a SWP file in Linux?
- Become superuser.
- Remove the swap space. # /usr/sbin/swap -d /path/filename.
- Edit the /etc/vfstab file and delete the entry for the swap file.
- Recover the disk space so that you can use it for something else. # rm /path/filename.
- Verify that the swap file is no longer available. # swap -l.
How do I delete a SWP file in Vim? When the swap file comes up, vim presents you with several choices. If you are -certain- that the file on the disk is the correct one and you don’t need the “autosaved” information in the swapfile, you can simply type “D” to delete the swapfile. The message will go away and you can continue working.
How do I delete a swap partition in Linux?
- Disable swapping to the swap file or swap partition, for example: # swapoff /swapfile.
- Remove the entry for the swap file or swap partition from /etc/fstab .
- Optionally, remove the swap file or swap partition if you do not want to use it in future.
Can we delete swap file? Use the swap -d command to remove swap space. The swap file name is removed from the list so that it is no longer available for swapping. The file itself is not deleted. Edit the /etc/vfstab file and delete the entry for the swap file.