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SubjectRe: Partition Sizing

On Fri, Jul 23, 1999 at 01:25:57PM +0100, Steve Dodd wrote:
> I have a vague recollection of a distinction between /tmp and /var/tmp,
> where /tmp was for very small or zero-length files with a short life time,
> and /var/tmp was for large or long-life data. That way /tmp could stay on

Not quite: /var/tmp is supposed to be preserved across reboots.
(i.e. if you're editing in vi/vim/elvis/nvi/etc and the system crashes,
you can still recover your work. :-)

> Are we off-topic yet? :)


-- DN

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