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I'd rather all user data were stored in their home, which may be encrypted rather than on some random part of the file system like /var/mail or /tmp...
I wish all files belonging to me (and therefore potentially personal and confidential) were in my $HOME where they belong.
So yes, $HOME/.tmp is a possibility , or just $HOME/.$appname/... back to square one.
At the end of the day, we have to rely on the app not making stupid use of our space, and can't do much about it appart from complaining and patching. It's Free Software after all!
Keep my data in my $HOME
Posted Jan 12, 2009 8:37 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
/tmp should not be under /home.
Posted Jan 14, 2009 15:25 UTC (Wed) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
"/tmp" is for temporary files that can be completely cleaned up on system reboot (and many distros have init scripts that do exactly this).
"/var/tmp" is for temporary files that are to be preserved between reboots.
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