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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] unix philosophy question for old farts: the original purpose for /tmp ?
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:18:18
Message-Id: m6ntn9$6oe$
1 I confess I've never thought much about why /tmp exists, but today I was
2 inconvenienced when an end-user utility (uudeview) ran out of space on /tmp
3 while doing an ordinary end-user task processing very large end-user files.
5 Why is an end-user program using a "system" directory like /tmp in the first
6 place?
8 I suspect that the need for /tmp is now gone, but I'm prepared to be wrong :)