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Topic: Unpacking .tar.gz with emelFM, Issue using emelFM as superuser< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
Juanito Offline

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Posted: Nov. 10 2007,12:16 QUOTE

I often use emelFM to unpack .tar.fz files by double-clicking to see what's inside. If I use emelFM as super user by mistake then emelFM as user will give the following type of error:
rm: cannot remove `/tmp/.emelfm-unpack/sqlite-3.5.2': Permission denied

This can be fixed by:
$ sudo rm -r /tmp/.emelfm-unpack/sqlite-3.5.2

- Is this a problem of emelFM not cleaning up after itself?
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mikshaw Offline

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Posted: Nov. 10 2007,15:05 QUOTE

Probably, but it seems a LOT of applications leave their temp files behind, expecting you to take care of them with your regularly scheduled mantenance. The problem here, as far as I see it, is more in the way emelfm creates the temp files rather than the way it removes them. As with a handful of other programs, it seems to assume a single-user system, with a single set of temp files. A more considerate application would create .emelfm-unpack-$USER, or  .emelfm-unpack-$UID, instead of just .emelfm-unpack

You could add sudo rm -rf /tmp/.emelfm-unpack/* to your emelfm launcher (icon, menu item, whatever you use) so it would automatically remove previous temp files, if this happens often enough to annoy you.

Personally I dislike the way Emelfm handles archives. I find it very annoying that it would suggest repacking temp files over the original, particularly in the majority of cases where the files haven't been touched in the first place.

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