Subject: /var/tmp vs gcc
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ronald Khoo <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/1997 18:00:24
According to hier(7):

/tmp    temporary files, usually a mfs(8) memory-based filesystem (the
	contents of /tmp are usually NOT preserved across a system re-

/var/tmp	temporary files that are kept between system reboots

This seems to imply to me that our gcc should put temp files in /tmp
rather than /var/tmp by default, if only to be consistent with
our hier(7).

Should I send-pr this or is this deliberate ?  I can't believe
that /var/tmp/cc01620a.i and /var/tmp/cc01620a.s want to
be kept across reboots :-)

Ronald Khoo <> Voice: +44 181 371 1000 Fax: +44 181 371 1150