Tim wrote: > Tim: >>> I imagine you'd also want to change how you use /tmp, as well. >>> Perhaps using tmpfs (which'll use RAM instead of disc space). > > Todd Zullinger: >> Good point. (In theory you could also set TMPDIR to somewhere that's >> secured, but then you'd get burned by any apps that are hardwired to >> use /tmp. So tmpfs is a better option.) > > Though that has it's own problems. I notice that Nautilus wants to > use /tmp to create disc burning image files, you'd have to wade through > gconf to point that elsewhere, unless you had enough RAM to do that > off-disc. I don't know about other programs that make large temporary > files. > > There's also a /var/tmp/ directory, but I've not seen anything make use > of it. Though, again, you could mount it using tmpfs. > There is a /usr/tmp that is a link to /var/tmp. I am not sure if it gets used ether. You can also set TMP to someplace useful. I am not sure how many programs pay attention to it. I know that with Mandriva, TMP pointed to a directory in the user's home directory, and most programs appeared to used it. A bunch of my scripts also check for TMP, and use it if it is set, or default to /tmp if it is not. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!