I search the Internet for answers to computer technical problems that I encounter. When the Internet does not supply me with an answer, I research one on my own. Then, I document the answer here so others can find it.
Also, for your benefit, this stupid blog name makes a great mnemonic.
HP-UX noob warning about /var/adm/sw/save
If /var is full or nearly full on any HP-UX systems, do not remove anything from the directory /var/adm/sw/save using rm. The only appropriate method of freeing space from this particular directory is:
# cleanup -c 1
And reply y to the prompt.
I have no idea why, I'm just blindly following an HP-UX coworker's advice. If you want to know more, then man cleanup, obviously.