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php – ImageMagick leaving behind temp files – is this by design or should they be automatically deleted?

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’ve installed ImageMagick on OS X using macports (I don’t think these makes any difference but just in case)

I use the following:

$im = new imagick($src . '[0]'); 
$im->setImageFormat('png'); 

header("Content-Type: image/png" );

echo $im;

and I get a nice conversion of a pdf to a png.
Every time I do that however, I end up with a file like:

magick-23Iwt3tG

in /private/var/tmp. They do not seem to delete automatically.

Do I need to delete these manually or is there an option I can set to have them automatically deleted? (I don’t want to end up with tons of these files hanging around)

How to&Answers:

The contents of /private/var/temp can be safely deleted but are not included in the /etc/rc.cleanup and /etc/weekly scripts which remove temporary files.

You can either do it manually or there is a script here which should do it for you.

Answer:

I think you should use Imagick::clear() or Imagick::destroy() at the end of your script, it takes care of cleaning up everything.

I know it is a bit of a late response to your question, sorry about that :).

Answer:

You have to write your own script to delete them. For example cron, or sth.
Check this link http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum88/4135.htm