On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 12:37:36AM +0200, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
> I have, for some reason, a special partition that mounts to /tmp.
> Unfortunately this partition is very small, so not seldom  do I get
> problems when trying to extract files etc.
> My idea is to have /tmp as a normal directory right under /, if that's
> a bad idea I have a few other disks/volumes where it can reside.
> My question is: how do I chaneg the /tmp location, when in INIT 5 I'm
> not allowed, and since this is a server I don't have a keyboard nor a
> monitor. So I must have it done through telnet (SSH). Is it possible,
> and what steps must I take?
> Thanks in advance!

The canonical way to specify where temporary files should go is to set
the TMPDIR environment variable.  Most applications respect this.


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