"rm -rf /tmp", now Evolution shows "(no folder displayed"
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oh, no worries. I didn't take it wrong at all. I didn't actually do a "rm -rf /tmp", I'm sure...I probably did a "cd /tmp" and then a "rm -rf *", but between the thoughts and the typing, it just came out wrong. But, its important to be very clear on this stuff!
Thanks for the suggestion--If I really did remove /tmp, I'd be hosed!
I've been dabbling in Linux for a year or so, and I'm finally ready to switch and make it my primary system....so its time to step up the level of knowledge. Unfortunately, things like this are still very frustrating, at best.
/tmp may seem a dir: of trivial value, but its not. Every program that runs on the system creates a file or folder(if needed) for the effecient operation. Evolution, Thunderbird, Mozilla Firefox etc.. are only some of them. Files are deleted by the respective programs after their usage. You must understand that even SSH sessions wont work properly if /tmp is not present. Also folders beginning named 'keyring-XXX' which exist for the effecient operation of the OS exist here. The temporary contents in /tmp are deleted at the time of reboot, as set in the rc.sysinit script.