Removing a Swap File

On September 20, 2009, in remove swap file, by Dipin Krishna

To remove a swap file:

  1. At a shell prompt as root, execute the following command to disable the swap file (where /swapfile is the swap file):

    # swapoff -v /swapfile
  2. Remove its entry from the /etc/fstab file.

  3. Remove the actual file:

    # rm /swapfile


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