Storing/extracting embedded db within .odb

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Wed Jul 10 08:01:43 PDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:14:03AM +0100, Wols Lists wrote:
> On 10/07/13 09:25, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:

>> You make a good point. I wouldn't go into the "alternatively", because
>> temp files are typically deleted on computer startup / shutdown and /
>> or on user logout / user login, so thinking of crash / power loss
>> recovery, temp dir is not such a good idea.

> Is that true? Not on systems I know :-)

> And it's definitely NOT true of a *correctly* configured linux
> system.  That said, how many people know how to configure their
> system correctly :-)

Hoping the vast majority of LibreOffice users will touch their
distribution's defaults in things like that is illusory.

> But /var/tmp is where you're supposed to store temporary files you
> want to survive. It's where vi stores its files, I gather, which is
> why if your system crashes it can recover your editing session ...
> (Says me, who until I discovered this, had /var/tmp as a ramdisk too
> ...)

OK, thanks for the info. OTOH if a major distro (yours?) has ramdisk
by default, then the value of this decreases.


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