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How do I encrypt my /tmp directory?

After reading this question about how often tmp is cleared, it would be best for our setup if tmp is encrypted. How do I encrypt it? My fstab looks like this: proc /proc proc ...
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How to decompress 20GB of files; tmpfs keeps filling up

I need to decompress huge files when I upload them into a software and it is failing. I thought the problem was with tmpfs. Then I decided to use /tmp as tmpfs, but still failing. I can upload files ...
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What is the need for /boot and /tmp partitions in ubuntu

What is the reason of /boot and /tmp partitions in Ubuntu ?
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Clean up files after a process dies

I have an application that does a lot of forking, and every fork uses quite a lot of temp disk space. Currently, all of this space is used in /tmp. For various reasons, I want to clean up these tmp ...
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The disk drive for /tmp is not ready yet or not present [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I found some entries with the same error message (see above) but none really applies to my problem. I'm running a stable version ...
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Cannot find a safe socket path in '/tmp'

A while ago I accidentally ran chmod 777 /, and stopped it as soon as I realized what I had done. Unfortunately, it must have gotten to my /tmp directory, because whenever I start to run Firefox now, ...
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/tmp is not ready or not present [closed]

today i found out that Mint with LXDE had fall. it said that "/tmp is not ready or not present". how to improve it? additional question: how to transfer /home on separate tome?
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How to make Downloads folder behave like a temp directory

In order to reduce disk space usage, I want to automate a temporary clean in my Downloads folder. I figured two ways to do so: 1) Changing the configurations of firefox, etc. to save files to /tmp/ ...
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Why doesn't /tmp use tmpfs?

I have loads of RAM and I use very little. I also do record some screencasts with gtk-recordmydesktop, which by default saves to /tmp while recording. I assumed that it would mean storing to RAM as ...
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Why is there 8GB worth of files in my /tmp?

I just got a notification saying I have a small amount of disk space left: so I opened baobab to investigate and noticed this: It turns out that my /tmp folder is full of files names like ...
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Can I safely remove all the files in /tmp?

I want to make free space on my computer, and Baobab tells me /tmp is 8 Gio large. Can I delete all the files in /tmp safely? Do I have to close some programs first? Additionally, why is this ...
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How to move my Trash into /tmp or automatically empty trash on reboot?

I rarely use Trash. (I use Shift+Delete) But recently, I found I often remove some important files by mistake. So I want to use Trash now. But as we all know, my limited disk space will be filled ...
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Where are Firefox Flash temporary files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I access Flash files from streaming websites? When playing Flash multimedia on Firefox eg. a Youtube video, the files used to be stored in /tmp/ , but they do ...
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Disk errors when booting, system doesn't run properly after disk check

I'm using 11.04 on Dell Vostro 1000 laptop. For some time it was ok, but now Ubuntu usually fails to boot. After selecting Ubuntu in grub, I usually see purple (plain, without logo) or black screen ...
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How is the /tmp directory cleaned up?

How is the /tmp directory cleaned up? Is it automatic? If so, how frequently is it cleaned up?
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Good filesystem for /tmp?

I'm thinking of having /tmp on its own partition... what would be a good filesystem to format it with? The reason I ask is because the data being stored in /tmp is not permanent, so I don't need ...