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Old 12-07-2003, 01:38 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
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make my /tmp folder bigger?

Id like to make a my /tmp folder bigger so that i can put more files in it. Whenever i put files in it i can only put a certian amount untill it says that the folder is full. Is there a way i can make it have more space?
Old 12-07-2003, 01:47 PM   #2
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Your partition must be full. You may just be able to create a symlink to a dir on another partition. Do you have extras space? What does the output of this show:
fdisk -l
df -h

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:56 AM   #3
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/tmp is used as a temporary directory by programs.
YOU SHOULDN'T keep there your downloaded packages, as it is needed on runtime by programs, man!

Have something like /home/downloads or /opt/downloads and give it 5 gigs, but let /tmp alone !
Old 12-17-2003, 09:14 PM   #4
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I dont store music in the /tmp folder i just use it transport music from my win98 to this one. I have made a folder to store my music but cannot acces it on the win98, it says its a restricted folder.


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