Re: proposal: per-user temporary directories on by default?
On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:35:15AM -0600, Joel Baker wrote:
> Except for OS types or versions that don't support that, or people who
> actually want /tmp when they explicitly request it, even if
> TMPDIR=~/tmp is fine most of the time.
For example, when your home directory is actually on an NFS mounted
volume. Changing your TMPDIR to ~/tmp is pretty much insane in that
case, setting yourself up for painfully slow write operations on files
that SHOULD be considered "throw-away" anyway.
Now, per-user temp directories to some configurable local disk or tmpfs
would be ideal.
Chad Walstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.wookimus.net/
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