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Old 12-08-2003, 03:42 AM   #1
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/tmp is full...

I tried to download an .iso (size ~640MB) with Mozilla. On its half-way, an error message was prompted, saying that there is no free space. I have checked that it was /tmp as the temporary directory for the .iso, but /tmp was ~300MB allocated. So, can I just set the temporary directory to somewhere else (eg. /dev/hdb1 10GB free space)? Thanks. Is it something like "Temp=C:\TEMP" in Windows which can be done in Linux?
Old 12-08-2003, 04:04 AM   #2
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Hm. You could always delete /tmp and symlink it to another mounted drives directory
Old 12-08-2003, 05:21 AM   #3
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What I did was create a "downloads" directory under my "/home/<user>" directory and download all my stuff to there. I've also created several sub-directories in there to keep stuff seperated, such as system utils, video drivers, internet progs (you get the idea) .

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just delete the /tmp folder and re created.
Old 12-10-2003, 04:59 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies.


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