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Re: make use of /dev/shm



> Any idea what's the purpose of /dev/shm? It seems it is not being used
> at all i.e. the dir is always empty.

SharedMemory.
Applications that talking to eachother uses this device.
It is RAM not a hdd.
It is used a lot on my system.

If you know DDE on windows.. its called shm in linux :)
 
> Can I point some apps's tmp dir to /dev/shm?

No leave it alone is my guess. 

Danny


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