In Ubuntu, both Chrome and Firefox store temporary files in
/tmp. Now I'm using Mac OS X and I don't know where to find temporary files, such as flv videos. Do you know something about it?
Firefox stores its files in
Chrome stores its files in
/Users/username/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome/ and (very short-term) in
You can see these paths when you run either of the following:
sudo fs_usage -f pathname Google\ Chrome sudo fs_usage -f pathname firefox-bin
If you just want to download FLV files off a video sharing site, I suggest using a browser plugin, or Safari's Web Inspector with resource tracking.
In Ubuntu for Firefox, you can do:
Tools > Page Info > Media
This will display the direct URL to any media file on the page. You can select/highlight it and click the Save As... button. Choose your directory and save it.
Works fine for me that way. I usually do it for .swf files but might work for .flv files as well.
I know this isn't a solution for the temporary file question but that this might help if you're trying to obtain a media file from a website.