[kde-linux] Splash screen import errors
kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sat Jan 30 11:14:25 UTC 2010
On Saturday, 2010-01-30, Duncan wrote:
> Allows to specify another path than /tmp where KDE stores its temporary
> (Actually, kde normally creates its own directory in /tmp, I believe it's
> /tmp/kde-<user>/ , with <user> of course replaced appropriately, for each
> user. More secure distributions may patch this to have it point by
> default to ~/tmp/, a user-private tmpdir, instead.)
Not sure where you get the "more secure" bit from.
The temp directoy in /tmp is created with access rights for only the users
themselves, not access for group or other. Directories in /home are often
created with read access for group, which is not always a group specific to
that user but something common like "users".
Putting the KDE tmp directory outside /tmp also means that it won't be cleared
automatically on reboot. /tmp is also often located on fast media, e.g. in a
RAM disk, a solid state disk or a smaller but fast harddisk, etc.
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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