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Considerations for using `/tmp` directory on multi-user systems
February 12, 2017
November 24, 2022
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As I’ve been learning more about Ubuntu and bash programming I’ve been storing variables in
/tmp. For example in-between calls to the same bash script I want to record the previous state.
On my current single user system there is no danger of conflicts in
/tmp directory. However I want my code to be future-proof and wonder if I should get in the habit of using a directory called
Perhaps it should be
~/.tmp and hidden. Perhaps it should be
~/temp so as not to be confused with conventional
Any ideas / suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.