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Old 04-30-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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whats this folders purpose/ a friend that is /just/ getting into GNU/Linux asked me.. and I didn't know, So i thought i'd ask..

I'd assume it plays the same role as the global /tmp directory but for individual users.... am I right?
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Most likely. Sometimes an app will need or setup a /tmp in a users home directory, but it will usually function as a regular tmp directory to my knowledge.
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You are absolutely right!


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