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Re: proposal: per-user temporary directories on by default?

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 09:23:23AM -0500, Chad Walstrom wrote:
> 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.

~/tmp was just an example.  You can aswell use $foofilesystem/$USER/tmp
or whatever you want.   The big difference is that we actually make this
identical to /tmp for that particular user.

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