get rid of tmp directories?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Oct 12 13:52:17 PDT 2004

On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 01:49:15PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> Do you know of anyone who runs systems without any world-writable tmp
> directories?
> It seems like it is not needed. Some programs will honor TMP variable and
> other programs may let you define where your tmp directory is at. So each
> user and each program could have their own directories that are owned and
> only writable by their own uid.

TMPDIR is the canonical name for it..but not everything honours it.

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