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Re: /tmp



on Sat, Aug 17, 2002, Skidley (skidley@roadrunner.nf.net) wrote:

> how can make a bigger /tmp? 

Repartition.

> Is there some way to link /tmp to another directory on another
> partition. 

    export TMP=foo

...setting the $TMP environment variable _should_ work for most
applications -- do this in one or more of /etc/profile, ~/.bash_profile,
or ~/.bashrc.  If the app uses sufficiently large amounts of temp space,
you should be able to configure where it looks.  There are solid reasons
for wanting to allocate this separately from your system space.  If the
application goes runaway, you don't want to crap out your entire system.

Peace.

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