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How to cleanup tmp folder safely on Linux

I use RAM for my tmpfs /tmp, 2GB, to be exact. Normally, this is enough but sometimes, processes create files in there and fail to cleanup after themselves. This can happen if they crash. I need to ...
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Why should I make a separate partition for /tmp?

A few years ago I installed Debian which is my favorite OS. There are many things in Linux I don't understand. For instance: Why should I make separate partitions for /tmp, /var and so on? I ...
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How can I allow normal users to mount tmpfs under subdirectories of their home directory?

How can I allow normal users to mount a tmpfs under any subdirectory owned by them?