[arch-general] pacman/libalpm/libfetch do not honor TMPDIR
darose at darose.net
Mon Nov 28 18:04:46 EST 2011
On 11/25/2011 11:55 AM, Leonid Isaev wrote:
> Actually, what is stupid is keeping /tmp in RAM. It is an important dir, where
> you might have an valuable info in case of a system crash. I could never
> understand the logic behind this choice.
Actually, I think it makes a lot of sense. It lets you truly use it as
a repository for "temporary" files. Any files written there will get
automatically wiped out at the next boot.
I do this routinely on all my boxes. In addition, any files that I
download I put in /tmp. If it turns out to be important, I copy it
elsewhere. Else, it's automatically gone at the next reboot.
Contrast that with my Windows machine, where I have a "temp" folder on
disk that I use for the same purpose. I have to always remember to go
back and delete files from there when I'm finished with them.
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