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Old 11-13-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question location of temporary files in linux


today i was viewing a video in youtube
as u all know videos are temporarily saved in the temp folder in widows
(eg C:\Documents And Settings\<home directory>\temp\<youtube_temp_video_file>)

my question is
in linux while i watch online video streaming it gets temporarily saved in some kind of temporary directory....
where is that folder situated???
 
Old 11-13-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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Try installing cache viewer in firefox, this will help you find temporary files:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2489

It will also list where you have stored the temporary files, in your home folder.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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Usually in /tmp. While the video is playing, it will be saved as /tmp/FlashXXXXXX, where XXXXXX is a random string. Once you close the web page the temporary file has gone.
 
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thanx guys...
 
Old 11-13-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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It's stored in /tmp as well, something called Flash?????. ? = number or letter
 
Old 11-13-2008, 01:41 PM   #6
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More generally, Linux systems use /tmp, which is symlinked to /usr/tmp/, for storing temporary files that can be safely cleared when the system is rebooted. /var/tmp is used for temporary files that must persist between reboots (but may still be safely deleted if they are not accessed for a period of time).
 
  


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