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Old 08-31-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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My File Is In Temp Location And I Cant Save It


Firstly, I am not sure if this is a firefox problem or a linux problem.

I downloaded a pdf and it is in /tmp. I want to save the file from kpdf.

This is the error message: See attachment

The error persists even if I change in the file name.

If I close the document, it disappears permanently as it is in the /tmp folder.

Help!
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:52 AM   #2
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Darn- if I left click it saves in tmp folder.
If I right click -> open in new tab -> it saves in my desktop.
Hope it works.
 
Old 08-31-2011, 02:48 AM   #3
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Well the information is scattered, but I am guessing you are on a web site in Firefox and would like to save a pdf file. Yes?

Are you able to provide the address?
Also, Firefox has a preferences page which allows you to choose the default location to save files. Assuming
this is set to /tmp, simply change it to a new location.
 
Old 08-31-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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This is not normal behavior for either Linux or Firefox. The file itself is probably miscoded, causing the problem.
 
Old 08-31-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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Maybe the persissions for /tmp are wrong? Try posting the output of:

Code:
ls -ld /tmp
 
Old 09-10-2011, 02:07 AM   #6
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c@c-laptop:~/bash_folder$ ls -ld /tmp
drwxrwxrwt 15 root root 4096 2011-09-10 13:56 /tmp


What does this signify?
 
Old 09-10-2011, 08:44 AM   #7
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It signifies that the permissions for your /tmp directory are fine. I'm not know what the problem could be, then.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 09:19 AM   #8
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If you had a direct link to the pdf ("http://mirrorblender.top-ix.org/movies/sintel-2048-surround.mp4" for sintel) then type into a terminal:

mkdir pdfs
cd pdfs
wget http://mirrorblender.top-ix.org/movi...8-surround.mp4

And your file will be in a folder called pdfs. To get the address, hover over a link, and it should appear at the bottom. Write this down somewhere and enter

wget *then the link*

Hope this helps. If you gave a link to where you were downloading from I could give you a link to use.

Last edited by ThatPerson; 09-10-2011 at 09:27 AM.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 09:58 AM   #9
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To get the address, hover over a link, and it should appear at the bottom. Write this down somewhere and enter

wget *then the link*
Or just right-click on the link and choose the entry that says something like "copy link address".
 
  


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