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Old 06-21-2003, 04:14 PM   #1
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Question ERROR: /tmp not large enough for downloading


I am kind of stuck on how to increase the size of my /tmp directory or whether or not I have to. When downloading a large file (say 500mb) I get an error saying not enough space in /tmp even though I have selected my home directory to save it to which has plenty of space. Is /tmp used (temporarily) until the download completes and then writes the file to the directory I have choosen to save to? Or does this have to do with not having enough SWAP space? What steps are happening when I download?

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Old 06-21-2003, 04:29 PM   #2
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If you download through a browser, it uses the /tmp directory and then writes to your home directory. Try using a program like wget. It will download directly to the directory you're in.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 06:17 PM   #3
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is this true? when I download something (I'm using Opera most of time) my /tmp directory never grow up...
 
Old 06-22-2003, 04:06 AM   #4
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Well it most depend on the browser then. I pretty sure Mozilla does this. Although I'll probably never find out do to the fact that I'm on a dialup connection. I do know that the file only appears in the place that I've downloaded it to after the download is complete.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 04:17 PM   #5
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hehe ok. Try opera, it's a very good browser, except for Java/Flash handling.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 09:11 PM   #6
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I've tried Opera before, but Mozilla Firebird is my browser of choice currently. The last one I tried was ver. 6, but I see now that it's up to ver. 7.11. I'll probably check it out.
 
  


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