Subject: Re: default /usr partition
To: None <>
From: John Kohl <>
List: tech-install
Date: 08/18/1999 15:42:02
>>>>> "WR" == Wolfgang Rupprecht <> writes:

>> > Also /var/tmp and a ?? /usr/tmp ??
>> > can be put here by symbolic links.
>> DON'T DO THAT! /var/tmp and /tmp are different. /tmp can be scrubbed on
>> boot, but /var/tmp (or /usr/tmp) are supposed to survive re-boots. That's
>> how vi recover files work. :-)

WR> Vi might well be unique in its assumptions about /usr/tmp.  Are there
WR> any other programs that assume /usr/tmp is preserved across reboots?

(a) it's /var/tmp
(b) the hier(7) man page documents /var/tmp as not discarded between
system reboots, and /tmp as not preserved across reboot.

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