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Re: [opensuse] Changing users temp folder
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 18:12:44 +1100
  • Message-id: <459762EC.8080904@xxxxxxxxxx>
Jeffery Fernandez wrote:


I think you haven't understood what I am after. Please read Sylvester's reply above.

Without turning this into a pedantic saga, here is what you originally wrote:


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.


"When I download a file" -- how can you download a file unless you (1) either use a browser, eg Firefox, or (2) use something like gftp (wget or whatever) to download it?

In either case you have control over the location on your HD where that file will be *finally* downloaded - bearing in mind what I said earlier about data always being initially cached.

If you don't specify a target directory then, of course, it will go to some default directory which, in the case of Firefox, will (probably) be ~/home/<your-login-name>.

Once that file is on your HD you can open it with whatever application your heart takes a fancy to - but the file will *still* be located in the directory which *you* specified it should be downloaded to.

I read what Sylvester wrote, to which you then agreed, but it did not follow what you originally wrote - see above.

However, while browsing if you do see a pdf file and decide to view it then you would need to have first set the *file associations* in both Firefox and konqueror (as far as I can tell). Have you looked at this setting in FF (Edit/Preferences/Content/File Types)? Or in konqueror (Settings/Configure Konqueror/File Associations)?

In FF if you try and, say, view a pdf file for the first time and the pdf has not yet been dealt with in File Types then FF will ask you what you want to do with this (new) pdf file- there is a menu which appears giving you options. Again, here you have control over the fate of this pdf document.

But the basic point is that you have control over where any file goes when it is downloaded.


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