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Old 06-19-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
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help on /tmp filesystem

i'm in a lan using redhat linux 9.0 my problem is if i keep any file creating a directory in /tmp it gets deleted after some days. can i stop this automatic deletion of files? i'm not root.

another query: is there any process to lock a folder in linux (i mean to password protect it)? here i'm using a public pc (that is, other people also use this pcs and they have the same username and password) so i'm badly in need of protecting my files

plese reply.

Old 06-19-2006, 06:23 AM   #2
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/tmp means temporary, it's what this directory was created for, it is nessesary for the proper work of a system. If you needs to store files permanently - use /var directory.


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