Joined: Oct. 2007
||Posted: Oct. 15 2007,14:41
|Quote (mikshaw @ Oct. 15 2007,09:59)|
|On the subject of the mess:|
I would hope that when you say "/bin" and "/tmp" you actually mean "/home/dsl/bin" and "/home/dsl/tmp". Using ANYTHING outside of /home for experimentation is a very bad idea.
Also, "bin" directories are used only for executable files of installed applications, and not for "downloading new stuff to". You have misread that tip. What it's actually saying is that you can use a /home/dsl/bin (also can be written $HOME/bin or ~/bin) directory for personal scripts and executable files, so you don't need to risk corrupting the base system and don't need permission from a system administrator.
For temporary stuff, I use $HOME/tmp when messing around with files I have no intention of keeping. I can wipe out that whole directory at any time without worry. The /tmp system temp directory I never use directly, but leave that for applications to use.
No, I am actually in /tmp (that is where all of my crap is downloaded to). I did not save anything to /bin. I DID create (just now) a /home/dsl/tmp file to use from this point on. Since I did not originally have that file when I installed DSL, the /tmp was the default for Firefox when I set up my preferences so I just left it /tmp (obviously the default was a bad idea), can I fix this?