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Re: no write permissions for /tmp

Did you perhaps restore from backup?  If for example you use
tar, permissions on files created (including /tmp) are
affected by umask.  Root's default umask is 022 which blocks
out write permission for group and others.  Two ways to
avoid this are: set umask to zero before restoring or use
the -p option on tar.


Rick Hawkins wrote:
> hmm.  after putting my new pieces together, i've lost write permissions
> in /tmp
> lyx can't create its temporary directory, emacs sometimes gets a
> permission denied to make /tmp/emacsaaaa when sending mail, and exmh has
> similar problems:
>  error while autoloading "Cache_Init": can't create directory "/tmp/.webtkcache": permission denied
>     while executing
> gee, I have lots of questions this week :)

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