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Re: [opensuse] Changing users temp folder
  • From: Jeffery Fernandez <forums@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 13:38:19 +1100
  • Message-id: <200612311338.20097.forums@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 31 December 2006 13:25, Mike Noble wrote:
> On Saturday 30 December 2006 17:58, Jeffery Fernandez wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I was wondering if its possible to change the users temp folder location
> > from /tmp to ~/tmp ?
> >
> > When I was using mandriva I was used to having my tmp folder within my
> > home directory. This way when I download a file which happens to be a pdf
> > and gets opened by an other application like kpdf, the file gets stored
> > in my ~/tmp folder than the systems tmp folder.
> >
> > This is advantages for the user to just go to their home/tmp folder to
> > save any files they download to an other location rather than navigating
> > back to the root of the file system to fetch the document from /tmp
> >
> > I don't know what dis-advantages it would have by being in the users home
> > directory. On the other hand having it store the temp files under /tmp is
> > a privacy issue I would think.
> >
> > Jeffery
>
> set the ENV variable to be:
>
> TMPDIR=~/tmp
>
> In looking at my env, it shows:
>
> TMPDIR=/tmp
>
> I have not tested it so YMMV.
>
> Mike

nope that doesn't work for me :(

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