On 11/6/06, Darren J Moffat <Darren.Moffat at sun.com> wrote: > While it isn't particularly necessary on machines with small numbers of > users if you have every logged into a big Sun Ray machine you would have > an idea of just how cluttered /tmp can get with hundreds of users all > using the same /tmp.
On such machines, are the files that land in /tmp ones that respect $TMPDIR or is it deliberate acts of users that clutter /tmp? By "deliberate acts" I mean a sequence similar to: "I would like to see what is in this tar file; cd /tmp ; tar xvf ~/file.tar; darnit! That tar file didn't have a single top level directory;" I am not at all opposed to this proposal, I just suspect that a standard /tmp cleaner utility would have more impact. That is, do for /tmp cleaning what logadm has done for log rotation. If this is a problem that is restricted to the case of a handful of situations related to particular applications, it may be useful to have /etc/profile process files in a directory named /etc/profile.d. This way the Sun Ray software could add a file into that directory that sets TMPDIR without performing the risky task of modifying /etc/profile as a postinstall script. Having /etc/profile.d (and similar for *csh users) would certainly simplify local customization of environments without having to worry about patches or upgrades whacking them. Mike -- Mike Gerdts http://mgerdts.blogspot.com/