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Old 07-01-2010, 09:20 AM   #1
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I carelessly deleted /tmp

How do I remake /tmp so it has the exact configuration it did when the system was installed? (ubuntu).

mkdir /tmp
chown ....
chmod ....

Any help?
Old 07-01-2010, 09:23 AM   #2
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chown root:root
chmod 1777
Old 07-01-2010, 09:26 AM   #3
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mkdir /tmp
chmod 777 tmp
chmod +t tmp
chown root:root tmp (forgot this one) I assumed that you were creating as root...)

I'm sure there is a way to do this in one command but this should do it...

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