jong357: I like that even better... I've gotten in the habit of never using /tmp to store stuff, but you never know. You could build a new mozilla package and then forget to remove it before a reboot. Then you'd have to spend another hour building the package...
The traditional pratice is to assume that temporary files in /tmp/
are removed between system reboots, whereas temporary files in /var/tmp/
are not . So, if you want to keep temporary files between reboots, you would probably store them in /var/tmp/
. By default, Slackware Linux
does not remove temporary files in /tmp/
between reboots, however many Unix/Linux systems remove them (or store them in a temporary filesystem such as tmpfs
). Note that you can ignore this traditional pratice on your system until Slackware Linux uses tmpfs for /tmp/
by default, but this is something to know to avoid problems on others systems.