[Mageia-dev] Too many tmp directories

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Sun Jan 22 21:51:20 CET 2012

W dniu 22.01.2012 16:53, Anssi Hannula pisze:
> On 22.01.2012 00:59, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM, Oliver Burger
>> <oliver.bgr at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>>> while searching for some strange KDE behaviour (see bug 107 about
>>> those icons), I found at least three different tmp directories:
>>> /tmp/
>>> /var/tmp/
>> Those are historically grown ... /tmp is the really temporary one,
>> discarded when rebooting, while /var/tmp is for stuff that is to be
>> preserved after a reboot.
>> So while /tmp nowadays frequently is on a ramdisk, /var/tmp is not.
> Exactly, e.g. KDE has its cache files in /var/tmp so that the startup of
> KDE is not slowed down when /tmp is cleared on system boot (tmpfs).
Really? I use /tmp for packaging and patching - and these files stay 
there untouched after several reboots.

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