Re: Specifying tmp for tar

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On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 23:18 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I have a 2 GB bz2 archive that unzips to over 10 GB (wikipedia dump).
> Although I have over 50 GB free in /home, / has only about 8 GB free.
> Thus, as tar uses /tmp, the / filesystem fills up and I cannot
> continue. How can I specify a tmp directory for tar in my home
> directory? Note that man tar makes no mention of a tmp option.

Boot in single user mode,  Then as root:

	# mkdir /home/tmp
	# chmod 777 /home/tmp
	# mv /tmp /tmp-old
	# ln -s /home/tmp /tmp
	# cp -a /tmp-old/* /tmp

That creates a /home/tmp directory, allows everyone access, renames the
old /tmp to /tmp-old, symlinks /home/tmp to /tmp, then copies everything
that was in the old /tmp to the new one.  Once that's done, you can
reboot and all references to /tmp will now access /home/tmp.

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