/tmp/*

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Sat Oct 26 15:30:19 PDT 2002


On Sat, 26 Oct 2002 19:34:59 +0000 (UTC)
matthias at winterdrache.de (Matthias Benkmann) wrote:

> > Who *really* uses /tmp to store files they want to keep? the very
> > name suggests otherwise!
> 
> I use it as a TeMPorary location for files till I've checked if I want
> to keep them and move them to their final location,

Use somewhere else. like /var/tmp. thats not what /tmp is for.

> The word "temporary" does not imply "lives less than 12
> hours".

IMO in this case it means 'not garaunteed to be safe'.

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