/tmp vs /usr/tmp vs /var/tmp

/tmp vs /usr/tmp vs /var/tmp

Post by Mike O'Conno » Sat, 03 Jan 1998 04:00:00

:Please help me understand temp directories.  I know what /tmp is for,
:and I know that /var/tmp is like /tmp only it is not normally cleared
:at boot-time.  But then what is /usr/tmp for?  or aren't /usr/tmp and
:/var/tmp usually used in the same implementation?

/usr/tmp and /var aren't normally in the same implementation.  


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