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The following file is consuming a lot of disk space. Can I remove this file?

/opt/wlt-tomcat/logs/.catalina.out.swp

What this file is used for?

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It's a swap file used by vi/vim. You can remove it if you're not editing /opt/wlt-tomcat/logs/.catalina.out in vi/vim.

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vim should remove it automatically when it exits, though. –  Peltier Mar 18 '11 at 9:46
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When it exits cleanly, yes. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Mar 18 '11 at 9:46
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