111204 Alan McKinnon wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Dec 2011 17:47:40 +0100 email@example.com wrote:
>> how can I permanently disable the function cleanup_tmp_dir()
>> in /etc/init.d/bootmisc and similiar function ?
> ... why ? The whole point of /tmp is a scratch pad
> where files are not expected to survive past successive invocations
> of the same program and are definitely not expected to survive a reboot.
> If this is an issue for you, you should reconfigure that code
> to use something other than /tmp.
That can happen, eg if you use Mutt as your mail client
& leave the default tempdir in ~/.muttrc as /tmp ,
when your system crashes (eg power failure) in the middle of a msg,
you will have to start writing the msg all over again.
The way to avoid this is to change .muttrc to 'set tmpdir="/var/tmp"',
so that you can recall the .swp file & rescue what you were writing.
Perhaps the OP has some problem of that kind & that is the solution.
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